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Over the years, accident statistics have repeatedly shown that twice as many children are killed, and four times as many are injured, in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween compared to other days throughout the year.

With most Halloween-related activities occurring at night, and the visually obstructive nature of many costumes, it is no surprise that pedestrian accidents increase during the holiday. As children and teens take to the streets to attend parties, to visit haunted houses or to go trick-or-treating, it is incredibly important for parents to remind their kids to be attentive when walking or behind the wheel.

Hupy and Abraham, S.C. wants you to stay safe during this Halloween season. Common injuries that occur on Halloween are caused by drunk driving, pedestrian hit-and-run accidents, falls and dog bites. The following safety tips can help ensure a fun and festive Halloween this year:

Halloween Safety Tips


  • Choose a costume you can see around you clearly.

  • Plan before heading out where you plan to go and remember to tell others this plan and when you will return.

  • Check your candy to be sure the packaging is sealed and not damaged or opened.

  • Remain in well-lit areas.

  • Avoid going in a stranger’s house while trick-or-treating.

  • Charge your phone before you go out so that you can easily call for help if needed.

  • Dress for the weather.

  • Pick costume apparel and makeup that is nontoxic and can be used as a costume.

  • Accompany children trick-or-treating.

  • Bring a flashlight with fresh batteries.

  • Trick or treat at houses with porch lights lit.

Pedestrian Safety

  • Trick or treat and cross streets only when an adult is present.

  • Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Parents should remind children to watch for cars that are turning or backing up.

  • Look left, right and then left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross streets. Walk, never run, across the street.

  • Include a bright or reflective element with costumes to help increase visibility of the wearer and never restrict their movement or vision.

Fire Safety

  • Use electric candles instead of a candle in pumpkins and other lit decorations.

  • Obtain candles that are safe and secure in a spot away from small children.

  • Use all cords properly and follow safety instructions.

Injured in an Accident this Halloween?

Staying vigilant, planning ahead of time and following these safety tips will help you and your family have a spooktacular Halloween. But in the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured this Halloween, please contact our personal injury lawyers by calling 800-800-5678 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation today or start a live chat with us anytime at Hupy.com.

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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