Car Accidents on Halloween
Halloween can be a fun and spooky time for adults and kids alike, and every October 31st, you can spot costumed revelers throughout Beverly Hills. Unfortunately, Halloween festivities can also increase your risk of involvement in a serious car accident. Let’s look at some of the ways how.
Most celebrations involve the consumption of alcohol, at least for some. As a result, there are often more drunk drivers out on the roads around Halloween than there are at other times of the year. And, as well all know, drunk drivers are much more likely to cause accidents.
New Traffic Patterns
When people are out and about for a holiday, it can cause new and unfamiliar traffic patterns than can cause people to make mistakes. This is particularly true on Halloween night when scores of pedestrians take to the streets to trick-or-treat.
Drivers in Costume
As surprising as it may sound, some drivers get behind the wheel to get to their Halloween parties in full costume – masks included. Many masks can interfere with a driver’s field of vision, making it harder for them to see, increasing the likelihood of a serious auto accident.
Staying Safe this Halloween
Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to minimize your risk of involvement in an accident this Halloween. These include the following:
- Avoid driving in areas with a significant number of bars or restaurants
- Avoid areas that are known for trick-or-treating
- If you go to a Halloween celebration, make sure you have a sober driver
- Do not drive with anything on or around your fact that could interfere with your field of vision
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Beverly Hills
If you are injured in a car accident this Halloween or any other time, you should contact an attorney as soon as you can. At Jalilvand Law, we’re committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Beverly Hills car accident attorneys, call 310.478.5800 or contact us online