Was Your Child in a Pedestrian Accident on Halloween?
Every year on October 31, hoards of pedestrians take to the streets to celebrate Halloween. This increase in foot traffic is fun, but it also increases the risk to pedestrians of being involved in an injurious accident caused by a motor vehicle. The risks are higher due to both the increase in foot traffic on this specific day, as well as the fact that most people usually trick-or-treat at dusk or after dark. Drivers are not always paying attention and can hit pedestrians who might be difficult to see.
Studies have shown that on Halloween, the increased risk of potential injury to pedestrians by vehicular traffic increases significantly. Data shows that most Halloween traffic deaths occur in residential neighborhoods, and a disproportionate amount of the deaths involved minors.
For example, on average in the U.S. on any general day, the amount of child pedestrian deaths per day is 2.2, but on Halloween, that number rises to 5.5. This means that children are more than twice as likely to be involved in a fatal pedestrian traffic accident on Halloween night than on any other night of the year.
While parents might follow safety tips and precautions to protect their children on Halloween, you can never control the actions of drivers who might be negligent and cause serious injuries to your child.
Contact a Beverly Hills Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident as a pedestrian walking around on Halloween night, you need a lawyer you can depend on to represent your case. At Jalilvand Law, we strive to represent the claims of injury victims to the best of our ability and obtain the full compensation that every client deserves. Contact us today – either online or by calling 310.478.5800.