Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in Florida that gives inclusivity to all family members. There are many activities that you and your loved ones can engage in and celebrate during this holiday. Some of the common Halloween activities include and not limited to:
- Trick or treating
- Outdoor family fun
- Watching spooky movies
- Dressing up
- Spooky story-telling
Though Halloween is generally designed to scare you and your loved ones, there are instances that you can get injured as you celebrate. Therefore, as a parent or guardian, it is your responsibility to ensure that those under your care are well protected against any potential hazards as they celebrate Halloween.
Potential Hazards to Watch Out For
When your kids go out to trick or treating, ensure that you check their treat bag when they get back home. It is rare for them to receive contaminated goodies from their neighbors, but you can never be too careful. Your kids might also be allergic to some foods, so check the treats to avoid exposing them to something they may react to.
When kids go out to enjoy Halloween, they forget to check the streets as they cross them due to the delight of the moment. For this reason, you should have a serious talk with your kids some days before they go out tricking or treating. It would help if you did this early enough so that whatever you tell them can sink in their minds. If you wait till the last minute, they might forget due to the excitement.
Additionally, provide your loved ones with protective dressings that will protect them as they go out and ensure their clothing, shoes, and treat bags have reflective stickers. This will help other road users to see them as they cross the roads or streets.
It’s common for people to light candles in pumpkins during Halloween. However, candles can easily catch fire that could lead to property destruction and even burns on your loved ones. To avoid this, use flashlights, this will give you better light effects that are spooky in nature to add to your Halloween effects.
What You Should do if Your Child is Hurt During Halloween
When your child gets hurt during Halloween, don’t panic; treat them just like you would if they get hurt on any other day. Take them to the hospital and have the wounds checked out. Keep in mind that not all injuries are noticeable. Therefore, depending on the severity of the injuries, surgery, or even therapy sessions may be necessary.
Taking your injured loved one to the ER is also crucial for some legal reasons. If your child is injured due to another person’s negligence, you might be able to sue them for damages. Documented medical records of the injuries your loved one sustained will come in handy.
Personal Injury Damages that you can Sue in Florida
In Florida, the law allows you to receive compensation for the damage you suffer due to another person’s negligence or when you get hurt through someone’s wrongful intentions.
There are various damages that you can sue in Florida after you or your loved one gets injured during the Halloween celebrations.
- Economic Damages: you can sue the parties and demand compensation for medical bills and other expenses incurred from the injuries.
- Emotional distress: when your loved one gets injured, they may experience mental distress. In most cases, these damages do not have economic value. The court can rule in your favor depending on your medical bills and consider how severe the injuries are.
Get the Help of an Attorney
Nothing can be more traumatizing than a night that was meant to be full of fun but ends because of an injury or accident. In case you or your loved one sustains injuries during Halloween, you may want to talk to a Florida personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a case. At Zimmet & Zimmet, we are familiar with personal injury cases and can help you get the compensation you or your loved one deserves. Call us today at 386-255-6400 for a free case evaluation.