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Trick-Or-Treating Protection

Posted on in Personal Injury

Halloween is the favorite holiday for a significant portion of the population. When it comes to children, trick-or-treating is their favorite part of the holiday. Each year, like our parents before us, we perform our parental duties to dress them up and walk them door-to-door, urging them to have the loudest “trick-or-treat”! With this holiday tradition comes a unique set of hazards. From vehicle accidents to personal injury and premises liability, Halloween can turn a night of fun into a legal nightmare. Here are some tips to ensure that you and your children maximize the treat rewards and still return home safely.

Stay Well Lit

Fall is the time when the daylight hours get shorter and shorter making it more important for kids and adults to stay visible at all times. Making sure your children carry a flashlight will not only allow them to see where they are going but makes them more visible to the people around them.

Wear Walking Shoes

Wearing shoes that are comfortable to walk in is essential for a night out on Halloween. Heels could break, get stuck in soft lawns, or someone could potentially step on your toes. If your shoes have laces, make sure they are double knotted and tucked to avoid tripping or getting caught on decorations.

Avoid Masks

Masks can be put on with little to no effort and are removable without a mess. However, masks lead to the inability to breathe and see your surroundings, creating an avoidable hazard.

Use Props That Bend

Avoiding a prop altogether is preferable because, in trip and fall accidents, kids can catch themselves more easily. However, if they absolutely must have a prop, avoid those that have the potential to injure those around them. Remember, it can get crowded around a door, and kids are focused on the candy rather than the sharp sword they are wielding.

Shorten Your Costume

Reduce the length of flowing costumes to just above a child's feet. This way, they are less likely to trip, or have others step on their costume causing a fall.

Check The Candy

Not everyone is good, as much as we hope they would be. Therefore, protect your loved ones and check each piece of candy as soon as you get home. You never know when some little ghost or goblin will inch back downstairs and break into the secret stash.

If you have sustained an injury during your trick-or-treating experience, it can turn a fun family event into a catastrophe. Immediately retaining the assistance of a legal professional is advisable. Doing so can shorten the legal process and can ensure the maximum amount of evidence is available. If you are interested in discussing your experience with a skilled San Jose personal injury attorney, contact Jachimowicz Law Group, Attorneys at Law, Inc. today at 408-246-5500 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Source:

https://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

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