With Halloween approaching, many people are preparing for the holiday by buying costumes and planning parties. However, there are a number of risks associated with this event, including the possibility of a traffic accident. Sadly, some people drive drunk on Halloween after having too much alcohol at a party, and other drivers may be reckless because they are very excited due to holiday celebrations such as haunted houses. Moreover, many people have been involved in pedestrian accidents while they were trick-or-treating. As a result, you should be mindful of the different risks that are present on the roadway, especially during this time of the year.
First of all, you should never operate a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol, and the chances of this behavior may be higher during Halloween. After all, many people have a cocktail at a party or a friend’s house they stopped into with their children. Aside from driving drunk, you should be aware of any hazards on the road and other drivers who may be intoxicated or distracted. Halloween can bring a number of distractions, such as decorations. You should also keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters.
No matter how safe you drive, an accident could occur because of someone else’s careless actions. Car crash victims should be completely aware of their rights and they should not be afraid to take legal action when necessary. Our Newport Beach car accident lawyers realize the multitude of challenges that may surface in the wake of a collision and we fully support victims’ rights.