St. Louis slip and fall, dog bite, premise liability concerns come with Halloween

St. Louis slip and fall, dog bite, premise liability concerns come with Halloween

Your risk of an accident in St. Louis may be the scariest thing about Halloween.

St. Louis pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents and dog attacks are just a few of the premise liability claims that plague the week of Halloween.

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And your odds don’t get any better out on the road; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationreports that Halloween is among the most dangerous weeks on the road, claiming an average of more than 500 lives each year over the past decade. Drunk driving was blamed for more than half of the 5,000 traffic deaths.

Nationwide, law enforcement will be conducting an “Over the Limit. Under Arrest” campaign to crackdown on drivers who climb behind the wheel after having too much to drink.

But children are frequently injured in many other types of accidents during Halloween. In fact, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reports that Halloween is among the busiest holidays in the nation’s emergency rooms, with patients ages 10 to 14 being the most frequently injured.

The Missouri Department of Social Services offers the following Halloween Safety Tips:

-Stay in familiar areas.

-Visit only homes with porch lights on.

-Avoid costumes that make walking or seeing difficult.

-Carry a working flashlight.

-Wear costumes that are easily visible after dark — consider using reflective tape.

-Never leave children without adult supervision.

-Keep away from candles or open flames.

-Never go into a stranger’s home.

-Do not eat candy until it has been checked by an adult.

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident during Halloween or are hurt on someone’s property in the St. Louis area, 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

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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