Did you know that personal injury and wrongful death accidents spike in Los Angeles over Halloween? The unfortunate reality of this popular holiday is this-- people are on dark streets and drivers are not paying attention and there is an increase in drunk driving on this night. As Los Angeles personal injury lawyers we want everyone to have fun tonight and be safe and if you need us, you know where to find us.
Halloween personal injuries take many forms, here's a look at some of the more common Los Angeles Halloween injuries we help our many clients deal with:
- Pedestrian Accidents: While many assume drivers can see them or are at least aware of their presence trick-or-treating on Halloween night, a dark street is often the cause of a serious or deadly Halloween pedestrian accident. These accidents happen quickly and often the driver is so unaware of the pedestrian in the street that they do not even attempt to stop. Los Angeles pedestrian personal injury lawsuits are always worth pursing because they can provide much needed funds to help with your recovery. These types of cases typically involve filing a lawsuit against the drivers' insurance company and are fought hard by the other side which is why you want to make sure you have a lawyer on your side.
- Drunk Driving: Halloween parties are always brewing some spooky cocktails and too many over-served attendees get behind the wheel after a night of celebrating and cause a serious or deadly Los Angeles drunk driving car accident. While the driver of the car will also be facing criminal charges for their illegal driving behavior, you should absolutely file a personal injury lawsuit with us (a separate civil suit) to recover for your injuries or loss.
- Slip and Fall: Slip and fall accidents on private and public properties greatly increase on Halloween partly because of the heavy increase in foot traffic by trick-or-treaters and partly because these properties do not make provide adequate lighting and warning for known dangers. If you are on a property and take a serious tumble, you may want to consider filing a Los Angeles slip and fall lawsuit against the property owner's insurance. Whether public or private they owe you a duty to provide a safe and well lit premises if they are inviting you to come visit and when they fall short of this duty, they then owe you money.
If you get injured in Los Angeles or surrounding areas on Halloween night, give the lawyers at Walch Law a call immediately to discuss your legal options further. Time is of the essence in any personal injury case and the sooner you act, the stronger case you have (and the sooner we can get you paid). Be safe this Halloween everyone!