Halloween is just around the corner. Kids and adults alike will be celebrating throughout the weekend as well as at school and during trick-or-treating on October 31. As you and your loved ones embark on all the festivities, Dixon Law Office wants to share a few reminders to help children and families have a safe Halloween.
There are three injuries that are the most common each year at Halloween. They are kids getting hit by cars, eye injuries from sharp objects, and children burned because of flammable costumes. These are all very serious and can cause catastrophic injuries, but these injuries can be avoided with the proper Halloween planning and preparedness.
To avoid being struck by a car, instruct children to cross at corners and to look both ways. Teach kids to make eye contact with drivers, and warn them not to dart out onto streets or cross between parked cars. Avoid any long and pointy props for costumes and instead opt for soft and shorter swords, weaponry and wands to reduce the risk of eye injuries. Finally, make sure to purchase “flame resistant” costumes and use battery-operated candles in jack-o-lanterns.
We hope you have a spooky, fun and safe Halloween! If something does go wrong this Halloween, contact us if you or your loved one is hurt in an accident. We have worked with many injury victims to help them get the compensation they deserve, and we can help you, too. Contact us at (888) 354-9880 or click here for a free consultation.