You must supervise your minor children as they trick-or-treat this Halloween. This is because, while this is supposed to be a lighthearted activity, your child may encounter potential safety hazards along the way. Therefore, you must serve as their eyes, ears, and overall protectors as they focus on their fun. Continue reading to learn the possible dangers your children may encounter this Halloween and how an experienced St. Mary’s County slip and fall lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can step up in the event of an accident.
What are possible dangers for children entering private properties this Halloween?
Evidently, the main part of trick-or-treating is to go door-to-door to collect candy. Well, it is an unfortunate truth that certain private properties may not be safe for your children to enter. This is regardless of whether the property owner welcomes your children to enter and receive candy; as they may negligently fail to notice the potential safety hazards throughout their premises. Examples of possible dangers your children may encounter are as follows:
- Your children may slip and fall due to the inadequate lighting on a property owner’s walkway and steps.
- Your children may trip and fall over wires connected to a property owner’s Halloween decorations.
- Your children may get injuries after a fuse blows from a property owner’s overloaded electrical outlets.
- Your children may get burn injuries from candles within the property owner’s jack-o-lantern decorations.
What are possible dangers for children walking on Maryland streets?
And as your children are walking door-to-door to collect candy, they may be considered pedestrians on the Maryland streets. With this, you must ensure that your children are practicing proper pedestrian safety, especially if they are walking down a road with no designated sidewalks. This is because there may be the following dangers on Maryland streets:
- Your children may get injuries from a driver if a pile of leaves is covering their standing room before a crosswalk.
- Your children may get injuries from a driver if a pile of leaves obstructs the view and creates a blind spot.
- Your children may get injuries from a driver who does not yield at a designated crosswalk.
- Your children may get injuries from a driver who does not look while backing out of their driveway.
- Your children may slip and fall due to large cracks or wet leaves on the sidewalk, crosswalk, or road.
That said, say that your children practice an abundance of caution while trick-or-treating. But say that they are still made victims of personal injury accidents. Then, you must file a personal injury claim on their behalf.
In the end, the first step you must take in your injury claim is to retain the services of a skilled Leonardtown personal injury lawyer. So call us at The Dorsey Law Firm today.