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Scary & Real Halloween Accidents

Common Types of Halloween Accidents

Halloween can be scary and not just because of the costumes, decorations, or jump scares in movies. This season can be scary because of the negligent-based accidents that often occur. Common negligence-related accidents associated with Halloween include:

  • Slip & fall accidents. Trip or slip-and-fall accidents often occur because of long costumes, masks that impair a person’s vision, and negligence on homeowners’ properties (i.e. uneven pavement, unkempt cords, etc.).
  • Pedestrian accidents. Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and/or killed in a pedestrian accident on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Consider carrying glow sticks or adding reflective stickers or tapes to costumes.
  • Fire-related accidents. Halloween decorations and candles may be knocked over, which can lead to fire and burn injuries. While fires may be accidental, in some cases, the fire may be caused by a faulty product or decoration or some other type of negligence. Reportedly, 860 fires occurred because of Halloween decorations (between 2009 and 2013).
  • Haunted house accidents. Many different types of accidents can occur at haunted houses, such as ride malfunctions, negligent security-related incidents, and slip-and-fall accidents.
  • Pumpkin carving accidents. Incidents with carving pumpkins can lead to serious injuries, including lacerations, loss of extremities, and/or bone fractures.

Real-Life Examples of Halloween Accidents

Halloween accidents are more common than you may think.

  • In 2015, 4 people were killed and 7 others were injured after being hit by vehicles on Halloween. NBC News reported that none of the incidents involved impaired drivers; however, the dark roadways and a lack of visibility did contribute to the causation of the accidents.
  • In 2011, partygoers suffered broken bones and traumatic brain injuries after an elevator cable snapped. The victims were attending a party at a funeral home in Coldwater Michigan, and when they got into the elevator, it plummeted over 10 feet.
  • A man and his granddaughter died after being struck by a vehicle that popped the curb on Halloween. When the two were out for their second round of trick-or-treating, a 52-year-old driver jumped the curb killing the grandfather and daughter and injuring two others.

Involved in a Negligence-Related Accident? Contact Our Firm.

Backed by over three decades of legal experience, Eliot Reiner, APLC is equipped to handle a wide variety of personal injury matters, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accident
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Premises liability cases
  • Product liability accidents
  • Catastrophic injury cases

If you or a loved one are injured because of someone else’s negligence this Halloween season, our attorneys can work to maximize your compensation and minimize your liability. You can take the time you need to focus on your healing and health while we handle the case legalities.

Learn more about how we can help you by calling (916) 778-3228 or reaching out online to schedule a case consultation.

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