Spooks, scares, and safety tips for Halloween in Albuquerque
Kids and adults alike can enjoy any number of Halloween-themed activities planned throughout Albuquerque from races to bar crawls, pumpkin patches to haunted houses, and neighborhood trick-or-treating to other themed celebrations.
With that in mind, our New Mexico injury attorneys created this simple guide for Halloween safety in Albuquerque.
Trick-or-Treating With the Kids
DON’T encourage kids, tweens, and teens to go trick-or-treating without adult knowledge and/or supervision, especially in strange neighborhoods. They should also wait to eat any candy until it can be visually inspected by an adult.
DO accompany young children who are trick-or-treating and pre plan a route and designated meeting spot in case someone gets separated from the group. Also, make sure that they know to cross at street corners and to make sure they have eye contact with any drivers before crossing a street.
DON’T wear costumes that restrict vision, mobility, or breathing. You’ll also want to avoid any costumes that lessen the wearers visibility to others.
DO wear bright, reflective clothing if possible, stick to the sidewalk, and head home when it starts getting dark to help prevent an Albuquerque pedestrian accident.
Attending a Halloween Celebration
DON’T get behind the wheel on Halloween after taking drugs or drinking alcohol. Fatal traffic accidents in Albuquerque often surge on this holiday because of drinking and driving. Don’t become a statistic—arrange alternate transportation to avoid driving under the influence.
DO make plans in advance for transportation if you plan on consuming adult beverages.
Visiting a Pumpkin Patch, Orchard, or Corn Maze
DON’T let young kids run off on their own at pumpkin patches, orchards, corn mazes, or other Halloween events. It makes them more susceptible to injury and stranger danger.
DO keep a watchful eye out for potential trip hazards or stacked items that may easily tip over. Frightened children and adults alike are more likely to suffer a slip and fall accident or tipping over an awkward display in an unfamiliar environment; especially when night falls.
DON’T participate in any activity that could be a hotbed for germs or viruses. Such as bobbing for apples or eating out of a collective food bowl.
DO wash your hands or use sanitizer before and after picking apples or touching pumpkins. COVID-19, the flu, and other viruses are still around. Although most are easily transmitted through respiratory droplets, it may still be able to survive for a time on surfaces.
What to Do If You Are Injured on Halloween
At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we understand that accidents and injuries happen 365 days a year. That’s why we’re available around the clock, even on holidays, to assist injured clients who need legal assistance.
If you’re injured this year despite practicing Halloween safety in Albuquerque, one call can make all the difference. Contact our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers by calling 505-544-4444. If you have questions, representatives are standing by via LiveChat to answer them. You can even request your free consultation by simply filling out this convenient form.