Halloween party months are the deadliest period with regard to pedestrian injuries in Southern Ca.

Halloween season is the deadliest time of the year for pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana and elsewhere in Southern California.

While crossing at an intersection is the safest approach, it is also not surprisingly where most of the accidents happen. Pedestrians need to make eye contact with motorists and should be especially mindful of vehicles turning into the crosswalk from an adjacent street.

Dog bites in at on the job as a post man in Orange County are another overlooked risk. While they can occur anytime of the year, Halloween can be a dangerous mix of treats, strangers, darkness, unexpected sights and loud sounds. When the result is a spooked animal, a serious dog bite injury can occur. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, about 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog each year. About 1 million will require medical attention and more than 30,000 will undergo reconstructive surgery.

These injuries are also most likely to impact small children — with those ages 5 to 9 more likely than adults to receive medical attention in the wake of a dog attack. In many cases, the dog is a neighbor’s pet or the pet of a relative of family friend. In such cases, an experienced injury attorney can work in as amicable a manner as possible to file a claim against the homeowner’s insurance policy. Filing a claim can protect you in the event of medical complications, including infections or scaring. In cases involving children, emotional issues may also present themselves and can include isolation or irrational fear of animals.

Whether a motorist, a dog owner, a parent or a young trick-or-treater, we can all do our part to help reduce the risk of injury during the spookiest time of the year.

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Workers’ Comp insurance company attorneys and claims adjusters are not on your side, no matter how helpful they may seem at first. They have a team of attorneys doing all they can to make sure they pay out as little benefit compensation as possible to injured people like you.

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