Now that it’s officially October, it’s time to start preparing for Halloween! Whether you’re planning to take your kids trick-or-treating, attend a party or stay at home on October 31st, keep these Halloween safety tips in mind:
- See and be seen. While out and about on Halloween (and any night during the autumn), be sure to carry a flashlight with fully charged batteries. Plus, you should wear light-colored or reflective clothing to ensure that motorists can see you when you cross the street.
- Choose your costume wisely. When planning your Halloween costume, our Bucks County accident attorney recommends putting your health and safety first. Masks can obstruct your vision, thereby increasing your risk of injury, so it’s best to opt for non-toxic face paint or a hat instead. And if you’re carrying a prop such as a fake sword or a cane, make sure it doesn’t have any sharp edges.
- Prep your home for trick-or-treaters. On Halloween, double-check that your home is safe for trick-or-treaters by removing any obstacles from your porch and yard, clearing leaves from the walkways and ensuring that your outdoor lights are turned on. If you have a dog, consider keeping it on a leash during trick-or-treating hours even if it is normally friendly. Doing so will ensure that the dog does not accidentally injure a young child.
- Plan for emergencies. When the streets become crowded on Halloween night, children can easily get lost. Therefore, you should make sure your kids know what to do if they become separated from their group while trick-or-treating. If possible, give each child a cell phone and teach them to dial 911 in the event of an emergency.
Now that you know how to stay safe this Halloween, you’re ready to start getting into the spooky spirit!
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In the event that you or a loved one sustains an injury during the Halloween season, you can count on the Heslin Law Firm to serve as your accident lawyer in Bucks County. Whether the incident is a dog bite, a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall case or something else, we’ll work tirelessly to seek justice for you and your family.
To speak with Mr. Gary P. Heslin, the accident attorney Bucks County depends on, call (215) 332-0300 or fill out our online form. And if you’re interested in reading our essential home maintenance safety tips for autumn, check out this post. Thanks for keeping up with the Heslin Law Firm!