Hupy and Abraham, S.C. wants you to stay safe during this Halloween season. Common injuries that occur on Halloween are caused by drunk driving, pedestrian hit-and-run accidents, falls and dog bites. The following safety tips can help ensure a fun and festive Halloween this year:

Tips for Trick-or-Treating

  • Wear something reflective to ensure vehicles or bikes can see you walking
  • Choose a costume you can see clearly in
  • Stay in groups while trick-or-treating
  • Make a plan before heading out where you plan to go and remember to tell others this plan and when you will return
  • Check your candy to be sure the packaging is sealed and not damaged or opened
  • Remain in well-lit areas
  • Avoid going in a stranger’s house when trick-or-treating
  • Charge your phone before you go out so that you can easily call for help if needed
  • Dress for the weather
  • Pick costume apparel and makeup that is nontoxic and can be used as a costume
  • Accompany children trick-or-treating
  • Bring a flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Trick or treat at houses with lights on
  • Cross the street at crosswalks

Other Halloween Safety Tips

  • Use electric candles instead of a candle in pumpkins and other lit decorations
  • Obtain candles that are safe and secure in a spot away from small children
  • Use all cords properly and follow safety instructions
  • Utilize pumpkin carving kits to avoid sharp knives
  • Ensure there are not hazards for trick or treaters in your yard or on your property
  • Stay alert and watch for children crossing the street if plans include driving

 

Staying vigilant, planning ahead of time and following these safety tips will help you and your family have a spook-tacular Halloween.

However, if you or your loved one is injured during this Halloween season, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call us directly at 800-800-5678 for a free consultation. 

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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Director of Marketing, Hupy and Abraham