Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s important to prepare
for any potential hazards both for yourself and those around you. Here
are a few quick, valuable tips for Halloween holiday safety.
Safety for Your Kids
Your kids are probably looking forward to trick-or-treating, but you should
take a few extra precautions to prevent them from getting injured. Whether
you are planning on trick-or-treating with them or they are venturing
on their own, be sure to reinforce where your children are and are not
allowed to go. Be sure to keep to well-lit areas, and stay within neighborhoods
away from main roads.
Once your kids return home, be sure to check over their candy haul and
immediately dispose of anything that looks as though it may be dangerous
or have been tampered with. Your kids may not like this, but candy that
has been tampered with could have been contaminated.
Safety for Visitors
If you are a homeowner, it is important to prepare your property for other
trick-or-treating kids who come knocking on your door. If you have any
hazardous property features, like trip hazards, it’s important to
either fix them or place a warning to indicate their presence and help
people avoid them. Likewise, if you have pets that are not friendly to
visitors, be sure to secure them as you could be liable as a pet and premises
owner if they bite anyone who comes onto your property.
Going to a Halloween Party?
If you plan on attending any Halloween parties, you may wish to partake
in alcohol as part of the celebration. However, before you do, be sure
to plan ahead on how to get home. First and foremost, never drink and
drive. Halloween weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends of the
year for drunk driving accidents and fatalities, and as such police step
up their enforcement. Be sure to call a cab or a rideshare program or
travel with a designated driver who will get you home safely.
If you are injured over this Halloween weekend, it’s important to
review your legal options as soon as possible. The Altoona personal injury
Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith have helped Pennsylvania residents put the law on their side when they
need financial relief after their injuries. Our firm has been established
for more than 100 years, and have remain dedicated to providing the highest
standards of quality and practice to all of our clients.
If you need help seeking compensation for injuries caused by no fault of
your own, call Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt & Smith
today at 814.705.4741 and
schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys!