Car accidents in West Covina and surrounding area increase on Halloween night. Regardless of whether it is a pedestrian or another car, car accidents can cause serious injuries on what should be a fun and enjoyable night for everyone. Don’t let one night of spooky good times cause you to become involved in a car accident. Not only can a car accident on Halloween mean serious injury, it can also cause your insurance rates to go up. Drivers, protect yourself on Halloween by reading the rest of this article and using the following tips.
Stay Alert for Adults and Children in the Road
Drive under the speed limit and watch for adults and children in the road. Driving below the speed limit can make it easier to stop if someone walks out in front of your car. This is especially important since many people wear dark costumes and they may not wear reflective paint or glow sticks to make it easier for you to see them.
Don’t Wear Your Mask While Driving
Halloween is the time to dress up and enjoy the festivities, like trick or treating and costume parties. And we’ve all seen at least one person driving wearing a mask of some kind while on their way to one of these gatherings. While it can be funny, it is also dangerous. Masks make it harder for a driver to see everything that’s going on around him. Specifically, the driver can’t see as far in front of him as usual and you lose most of your peripheral vision.
A reduction in vision increases the chance that you might be involved in a car accident or an auto pedestrian accident.
If you plan to drink at a Halloween party, make sure that you have a designated driver or that you Uber. Driving when you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol slows your reaction time and can make it hard for you to drive. That’s dangerous…and it’s even more dangerous since there are more people walking down the streets.
Exchange Information and Get an Attorney
If you’re involved in a car accident on Halloween, there are four main actions that you should take.
1. Call the police.
2. Exchange information with the other involved party or parties. The police may help with this.
3. Get medical treatment right away.
4. Contact an attorney and your insurance company.
For more information on what to do if you or a loved one are injured in an auto accident on Halloween, contact the experienced injury attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today for a free consultation.