|Table of Content|
|1. Candy Drugs|
|2. Halloween Pedestrian Safety|
|2. a Head Injuries|
2. b Broken Bones
2. c Internal Injuries
Four people are in custody after two West Islip shops sold candy drugs that were packaged to look like name-brand candy.
According to investigators, the stores, one of which was within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, sold narcotics in candy packaging. Although the candy names contained intentional misspellings and the label clearly stated the contents, these items are illegal to sell in Long Island. “This was packaged to be enticing to people who like candy, typically children like candy, and it was also clearly labeled saying what it contained,” said Det. Lt. Dylan Friedlander with the Suffolk County Police Department.
Halloween Pedestrian Safety
Overall, juvenile arrests have declined in recent years, and poison candy incidents are thankfully rare. Pedestrian fatalities on Halloween are another matter.
Many factors come together in a bad way on October 31. Many children trick-or-treat around 6 p.m., which is twilight in most of the country. Semi-fatigued drivers are in a hurry to get home during rush hour, and they don’t always keep a sharp eye out for jaywalking children.
Children often sustain serious or catastrophic injuries in pedestrian wrecks. Some of these wounds include:
The trauma impact, along with the extreme motion, usually causes a permanent injury, especially since children’s brains are still developing.
Roughly the same things apply here. When children land hard, their still-developing bones often shatter.
Frequently, tiny bone fragments poke holes into internal organs. This slow bleeding is hard to detect and even harder to stop. These child victims often lose blood gradually and doctors don’t know why. A New York personal injury lawyer can obtain the compensation these families need to pay medical bills and other accident-related expenses.
Insurance lawyers and adjusters look for ways to reduce or deny compensation for families. These approaches usually include a lowball initial settlement offer. So, it’s important that your attorney not take a quick way out by accepting this offer. Instead, your lawyer should have the experience and dedication to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Because of these possible complications, caregivers should try their best to encourage controlled events, like a trunk-or-treat, rather than traditional trick-or-treating. A few candy bars simply aren’t worth the risk.