When we think of injuries to children on Halloween, most people would think of traffic-related pedestrian accidents. However, children are commonly injured for many other reasons on a holiday that should filled with candy, costumes, and fun. Many of these injuries occur because a homeowner or other party acts in a negligent manner. If your child is injured on Halloween due to the negligence of another party, you deserve to fully recover for all of your losses that resulted from the injuries. An experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney can assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve.
Injuries due to Halloween Decorations
A big part of Halloween is the festive homeowners who elaborately decorate their homes. Whether a home is decorated to be scary or inviting, decorations can be exciting and entertaining for trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, many Halloween decorations can be harmful to children who are traversing the neighborhood in search of candy.
First, many Halloween decoration often involve candles or fire. One of the most common Halloween decorations is the jack-o-lantern, which usually has a lit candle illuminating it from the inside. While these jack-o-lanterns may be enjoyable to look at, they may cause injury if placed on porches or stairways where children will travel. Capes or other parts of costumes may catch on fire and may cause serious burn injuries to the child wearing them. A child may also get burned if they trip over a candle or other type of flame.
Even if a decoration does not have a flame, it may still cause injury if a child trips over it and falls on sidewalks or stairs. For this reason, all Halloween decoration should be placed well outside of expected footpaths of trick-or-treaters or other guests.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If your child has suffered burns or other injuries because a homeowner, business owner, or other negligently placed Halloween decorations in walkways or near stairs, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Shane Smith Law. We are committed to helping accident victims recover in even the most unique sets of circumstances, so please contact our office today at (770) 487-8999 for a free initial consultation.