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Hosting a Party This Halloween? Make Sure to Take Precautions

Halloween is a wonderful time of year – ushering in both the Fall season, and the Holiday season in general. Throwing a festive get-together is always a great way to celebrate.

Being aware of the negative side of this Holiday can ensure everyone has a good time, and arrives home safely!

Concerns on Halloween – and the Weekends Both Pre and Post

  • Drunk Driving – Of course Halloween is celebrated by both children AND adults. If drinking is part of your plan to celebrate this year, make sure a designated driver or cab is scheduled before drinking begins
  • Drive Extra Defensively – So you and your cohorts have prepared smartly, but that does NOT mean others on the road have! Look out for inebriated drivers AND pedestrians
  • You Can Still Incur Risk Hosting at Home – For example, if one of your guests drinks alcohol and then proceeds to cause an accident after they leave your party, you stand a chance of being held partially liable. Social Host Liability in regards to drunk driving does vary between states – know the laws in YOUR area! Consider allowing guests to crash at your home, having a ‘key-master’, assigning designated drivers or making cabs available
  • Vandalism (aka ‘Tricks‘) – Adolescents will sometimes indulge in trickery during the Halloween holiday. Keep your home locked, your porch lights on when available, pets kept safely away from potential visitors (for their safety as well!), your cars in the garage, when possible and make sure your children twelve and under are escorted by a trusted adult to any events

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Halloween should be worry-free and fun for all. If any of your Holiday festivities happen to turn sour, we offer a free initial consultation to every client. To schedule a meeting, contact us online or call our office at (302) 777-1000. Our office is open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but we will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request. We will travel to your home or the hospital if necessary.