Our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers Wish You a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers Wish You a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner, and with the spooky holiday comes serious risks for child injury in St. Louis . As our little ghosts and goblins suit up for some trick-or-treat fun, we urge parents and guardians to take a timeout and review some simple Halloween safety tips to help ensure the safety of everyone.

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“The single most important thing is for kids to wear costumes that can be easily seen by drivers,” says Dr. Joseph Gunn of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, “and be very careful about obeying the rules of crossing the streets.”

Our St. Louis, MO, car accident attorneys ask that everyone be on the lookout for one another on our roadways this Halloween. Motorists are asked to be extra careful and cautious when driving in or near residential neighborhoods as excited children will be jetting about from house to house gathering treats.

If you’re heading out on Halloween with trick-or-treaters, here are some safety tips from Hopkins-St.Louis Park:

-Make sure that all young trick-or-treaters are under parental supervision.

-Everyone should either have reflective tape on their costume or a flashlight in their hand to be more visible to motorists.

-All walkers should be wearing comfortable shoes.

-Be sure that all costumes are short enough to help prevent a trip and fall hazard.

-Feed young ones dinner before heading out so that they’re less likely to snack on candy throughout their journey.

Trick-or-treaters old enough to travel about without supervision:

-Make sure you’re with a friend. Don’t trick-or-treat alone.

-Make sure you have a planned route. It’s important to pick a path that is away from busy roads and has sidewalks or safe walkways.

-Trick-or-treaters should never go up to a house that doesn’t have any lights on. You should only approach houses that are well-lit.

-Wear a comfortable costume.

-Always carry a cellphone for emergencies.

-Wear reflective tape on your costume or carry a flashlight to help ensure that motorists see you.

-Keep an eye out for vehicles that are pulling into or backing out of driveways. Children are oftentimes overlooked in these scenarios.

-Never dart out from behind a parked car.

-Look both ways before and during your trek across a road.

-Never walk across someone’s lawn.

-Accept treats only at the door.

-Never get into the car or go in the house of a stranger.

Halloween at your house:

-Make sure your driveway, sidewalk and front porch are clear of debris.

-Wipe up all surfaces that may be wet.

-Make sure all of your lights are on and working.

-Never leave candles or lit jack-o-lanterns unattended.

-Keep candy away from pets and keep pets away from the front door as many are overwhelmed by the doorbell and young trick-or-treaters.

We know it’s supposed to be a night of fright, but there’s no room for injuries. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

If you or your child has been injured in an accident on Halloween in Missouri, contact St. Louis Injury Lawyer Ryan R. Cox for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 636-946-6886.

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Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is a litigation law firm that represents individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Missouri. We help people who have been injured in all types of accidents—including car or truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and much more. Whether your injury is something that can cause long-term issues like a brain injury or spinal cord injury, or it is something you’ll likely make a full recovery from, we are here to help.

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