For parents, Halloween can be a fun holiday to experience with children, but it can also be stressful. Going door-to-door and transporting kids to and from activities can add even more to a parent’s plate. Sadly, some parents and their children are involved in traffic collisions during this holiday, which can be even more likely to occur for different reasons. Not only is there often an increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween, but many people attend parties and consume alcohol, some of whom decide to drive afterward. Our firm knows the numerous hardships that victims of these wrecks face during any time of year and we believe that negligent drivers should be held legally responsible for suffering they cause.
As a parent, you may feel overwhelmed after a crash, especially if you already experienced an overwhelming amount of stress due to trick-or-treating. Whether you were hit by another car while you were driving somewhere with your child or your child was struck by a reckless driver while they were walking on the sidewalk, these crashes can be incredibly painful from an emotional, physical, and financial perspective. Crashes that occur on Halloween almost certainly upend the holiday celebrations for those involved, sometimes the pain and hardships that victims endure carries on for years. Moreover, it is important to remember that other holidays can be especially dangerous due to drunk drivers and traffic congestion, such as New Year celebrations.
The path forward may seem daunting or unclear, but those whose lives have been overturned by a negligent driver should not feel hopeless. The car accidents part of our website has further details on traffic crashes.