What Halloween Safety Tips Should I Follow?

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Though it may be difficult to believe, Halloween often sees the highest rates of injuries for children than any other day in the year. Unfortunately, this may be prompted by the seemingly harmless activity of trick-or-treating. Read on to discover what safety tips you should consider this Halloween and how a seasoned Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer at White Personal Injury can help if an incident arises.

What safety tips should I consider this Halloween?

First of all, it is recommended to actively supervise your minor child as they do their trick-or-treating. From here, it is in your best interest to implement the following safety tips:

  • Have your child wear a costume that is appropriately sized so that they do not trip and fall over themselves.
  • Have your child wear face paint instead of a mask with their costume so that their vision is not obstructed.
  • Have your child exclusively trick-or-treat in residential neighborhoods with designated sidewalks.
  • Teach your child to wait until you meet them at a designated standing area so that you may walk across the designated crosswalk together.
  • Ask your child to hold a glow stick or flashlight so that you may easily spot them upon walking slightly ahead of you.
  • Ask your child to stick reflective tape and stickers on their costume and candy bag so that drivers on the road can detect them at all times.

How might my child get injured this Halloween?

Unfortunately, even with closely following the aforementioned safety tips, your child may still incur injuries this Halloween. More often than not, this may be blamed on the negligence of a homeowner who welcomes your child onto their premises. For example, your child may slip and fall upon approaching the doorbell. This is if there are missing pavers on the walkway, missing handrails on the stairway, missing baseboards on the porch, missing pavers, or otherwise a safety hazard in your child’s way.

Typically, it is expected that a homeowner knew about this safety hazard, or should have reasonably known about this safety hazard. And if they cannot clear this safety hazard before Halloween night, they should not openly welcome trick-or-treaters onto their premises. Instead, a homeowner should turn away trick-or-treaters by using signage or by keeping their exterior and interior lights off for the night.

On the other hand, your child may incur a bite injury if a negligent homeowner fails to keep their dog tied to a leash, within a fenced-off area, or otherwise indoors on Halloween night. Or, your child may incur a burn injury if a negligent homeowner uses open flames for their jack-o-lanterns, and further places these decorations in an obstruction to walkways. Regardless of what your child’s exact incident may have been, you must fight on their behalf via an injury claim.

The first step you must take for this is to retain the services of a competent Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer. So call us at White Personal Injury today.

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