The Halloween holiday is enjoyed by many as a time for some spooky celebrations, trick-or-treating, and other festive traditions. Because this involves so many people out celebrating, it’s important to be sure to follow these important general safety principles to prevent any major injuries from happening.

Keeping Yourself Safe

A lot of Halloween parties often involve alcohol. If you choose to partake in these adult beverages, or know ahead of time that you plan on partaking, be sure to plan for your transportation. Do not drink and drive. Streets are often packed with pedestrians, including lots of children. Driving while intoxicated is not only illegal, but extremely dangerous not only for your safety but the safety of others.

If you plan on taking your children around trick-or-treating, be sure to stick to neighborhoods and away from major streets as much as possible. You never know who may be intoxicated behind the wheel, and with more traffic and higher speeds, these roads can be extremely dangerous. Also, be sure to stay in well-lit areas and only go to homes you know to be safe. Once you return from your excursion, inspect your kids’ candy haul before allowing them to dig in. Immediately dispose of anything that looks as though it may have been opened or otherwise tampered with.

Keeping Others Safe

As a homeowner, you are required to guarantee at least a certain level of safety to people who come on to your property; failing to do so can make you liable for damages should someone get injured while on your premises. If you have any pets, be sure that you properly restrain them so that they cannot reach any visitors and possibly attack them.

Also, if you have any property features that could cause an injury, such as an open trench or maybe an easily-accessible swimming pool, be sure to secure them to the best of your ability or place some form of indicator, warning potential visitors as to the presence of the danger. This can help visitors to avoid potentially serious injury as a result of one of these features.

If you are injured over this Halloween holiday, don’t settle for the consequences without first contacting the experienced team of Durham personal injury Attorney at The Law Office of Donald R Strickland. We have earned numerous accolades for our representation services and client dedication, including an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, recognition from Super Lawyers, and inclusion on the list of U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Law Firms for 2016.Need assistance? Contact The Law Office of Donald R Strickland today by calling (919) 828-4357 and let us review your case for free!