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Party Smarter, Not Harder, This Halloween Season

Health and safety during Halloween partiesYou picked out your costume. You have all of your accessories. You’ve put hours of thought into exactly what you will look like for your costume party. Have you thought just as long about how you will keep yourself safe?

While Halloween parties are typically held on Halloween night or weekend, there may be some people you know who will be holding their celebrations early due to other obligations. As Halloween becomes more popular, parties are held with as much frequency as Christmas and New Year’s Eve bashes. Whether you have one party or several in the coming weeks, it’s important that you consider your health and safety.

1. Drinking

You are an adult and, as such, it is well within your rights to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. You may even choose to partake in several beverages. If you are not a routine drinker, take it slowly. It can become very easy very quickly to drink one after another. Binge drinking is the official term and it can lead to inappropriate behaviors and actions. If you know that you will be drinking more than usual, make plans for your trip home ahead of time.

2. Food

Have you ever been to a party where the food looked a bit sketchy? It can be tough to discern good food from bad on Halloween because it may be dressed up to look unsavory. If food has been sitting out for hours, it may be best to avoid it. If you have any food allergies, make sure to ask your host what ingredients they used to cook with. You certainly don’t want to ruin your night with an allergy attack.

3. Driving

Aside from the standard “don’t drink and drive,” it’s important that you keep an eye out for pedestrians. Be sure to watch for trick-or-treaters the closer you get to Halloween weekend. Children don’t always watch where they are going and may pop out from unexpected places.

4. Hosting

If you are hosting a party, make sure that you are keeping an eye on your guests. You may be tempted to drink in excess simply because you are staying in. The more alcohol you consumer, the less attention you will be paying to your guests. You can be held civilly responsible if one of your guests gets too drunk, drives away from your home and injures or kills someone.

Take it easy this holiday, but be sure to have a great time. You should be as concerned with your safety as you are with your outfit. Follow the tips above to make sure you leave a Halloween party as safe and healthy as you were when you arrived.

If you are injured this season in any type of accident in Charlotte, reach out to our team of personal injury attorneys. We will review the details of your case and advise you of your options for seeking compensation. Call now to set up an appointment for a free case evaluation.

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