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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Young Austinites

The night of ghouls and ghosts is fast approaching and soon the little ones will take to the streets with one mission in mind: getting all the candy. While Halloween night is fun for everyone, it can also be dangerous for pedestrians. Negligent acts such as hit and run accidents can be enough to ruin anyone’s fun holiday. To help reduce the danger of serious accidents, follow our tips for safe Halloween trick or treating.

Nice and Bright

Being able to see your surroundings is just as important as being visible to vehicles. Carry a flashlight to light your way and keep you from tripping or falling over any hazards. Additionally, make sure to line your child’s costume with reflective tape so motorists and cyclists will spot them easily in the dark.

Plan Ahead

The last thing you want to do is lead your children into a neighborhood you’re unfamiliar with. Always plan your route in advance and stick to neighborhoods that you know and are well-lit. Doing so will significantly decrease your chances of becoming the victim of an accident.

Safety Check the Costumes

A cool Halloween costume can make your little one feel like the talk of the town, but moving around with an intricate getup can become difficult. If your child will wear a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough for them to see their surroundings. Also, make sure their costume is the right length and that their shoes are tied securely to avoid tripping and falling.

At Your Service When You Need Us

Negligent hit and run accidents can occur even when we take every imaginable precaution. If you or a loved one has been the victim of such an action, don’t fight for justice alone. The personal injury attorney of the Greenway Law Firm will work diligently to make sure your medical bills and loss of wages are dealt with accordingly. For more information about our services, contact our location in Austin.