When you think of Halloween, you think of candy, costumes and fun decorations. Unfortunately, children are four times more likely to get injured during Halloween.
Hupy and Abraham wants you to enjoy Halloween safely this year without the tricks. Here are some tips to help keep children safe this holiday.
Remind children to stay on sidewalks and cross only at crosswalks and corners while out trick-or-treating. Any child under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Children should also carry glow sticks or flashlights to help with visibility.
Pick out a costume that fits properly. Costumes that are too big or long can cause children to trip and injure themselves. Bright and reflective costumes are best to help drivers avoid pedestrian accidents. Avoid costumes that restrict vision such as masks.
Drive slowly if you will be out and driving this Halloween. Avoid any distractions such as phones. There will be lots of pedestrians out and you want to make sure you always have your eyes on the road.
Keep your walkway free of obstacles if you plan on decorating your house this year. Turn on all outside lights to help the trick-or-treaters see. If you have any pets, make sure they are secured inside your home.
In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured this fall season, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat with us anytime at Hupy.com.