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5 Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is the best night of the year for costume, candy, and horror enthusiasts. Children and adults of all ages spend weeks preparing their movie marathons, spooky parties, and trick-or-treating adventures. However, Halloween isn’t all tricks, treats, and fun. In fact, countless people end up in emergency rooms all throughout the month of October due to holiday-related accidents.

At Goodman Acker P.C., our Detroit personal injury attorneys have compiled this list of 5 safety tips to help you and your family have a safe and enjoyable Halloween experience.

Stay Safe this Halloween By Following These Tips

Tip #1: Keep Your Home Child-Safe

  • Avoid using Halloween decorations that can harm your children
  • Use flashlights or glowsticks in your pumpkins to avoid fires
  • Don’t let your children play with pumpkin carving knives
  • Clear your porch and sidewalk to protect roaming trick-or-treaters
  • Restrain any pets that could harm visiting children

Tip#2: Wear Safe Costumes

  • Your family should wear costumes that are easy to see, especially in the dark
  • Attach reflective tape to help drivers see your family members
  • Verify that all costume props are child-safe

Tip #3: Drive Safely

  • Be extra vigilant between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Use your headlights
  • Always be on the lookout for wandering trick-or-treaters
  • Never use your cell phone if you’re behind the wheel
  • Don’t drive if you’ve been drinking

Tip #4: Plan a Safe Trick-Or-Treating Adventure

  • Prepare a safe route and stick to it
  • Plan a group excursion with other families in the neighborhood
  • Prevent your children from jaywalking
  • Always stay on brightly-lit sidewalks
  • Only cross the street at designated corners
  • Use flashlights or glowsticks to light your way

Tip #5: Examine the Candy

  • Scrutinize each piece of candy before letting your child eat anything
  • Throw out any questionable pieces of candy
  • Look for signs of tampering, such as: staples, razor blades, glass, drugs, etc.

Schedule a Consultation

We hope these informative tips can help you and your family stay safe this Halloween. However, if you’re injured and require personal injury representation, contact the lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. Our legal team has over 75 years of collective experience and a 99% success rate. During your free consultation, we can review your case, discuss your legal options, and develop a litigation strategy that can maximize your claim.

We’re available 24/7. Contact our Detroit personal injury attorneys at (248) 793-2010 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.

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