Personal Injury

Here’s why Halloween is the Deadliest Day of the Year for Child Pedestrians

Here’s why Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians

By Christopher Ingraham

The Washington Post

It’s almost Halloween, which means that law enforcement agencies around the country are warning parents about the possibility of finding marijuana candy in their children’s trick-or-treat buckets.

But like poison and razor blades, Halloween pot candy is largely a myth. The real threat to kids on Oct. 31 is much more mundane: traffic. Children are three times more likely to be struck and killed by a car on the holiday than any other day of the year, according to the latest federal highway safety data.

September is Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month

Chicago Defender

Elizabeth Kaveny is the Managing Partner of Kaveny + Kroll Trial Lawyers ( who specialize in all areas of medical malpractice and personal injury. Even more important, she is the Mother of four children. Kaveny has seen first-hand at work and at home, the risks that exist in daily life for the youngest and most defenseless in our families.