Trick-or-treating is a classic source of Halloween fun, and one that makes this autumn holiday a favorite among children. Kids eager to collect candy, however, can easily overlook risks that may lead to injury. Help your family stay safe this Halloween by keeping in mind a few simple trick-or-treat safety tips, such as:
- Accompany children, especially if they are small. If you choose to allow older children to go trick-or-treating without adult supervision, designate the neighborhoods they may enter ahead of time and instruct them to stick together. Give older children a curfew time, and send a cell phone with them if possible so they can call if a problem occurs.
- Walk only on sidewalks, and cross only at corners and/or designated crosswalks. Never run into the street in the dark, cars may not see you coming until it is too late to avoid a pedestrian accident.
- Only approach houses where the lights are on, indicating that trick-or-treaters are welcome. Remind children never to enter another person’s house unless they know the family, and never to accept a ride in a car, especially from a stranger.
- Inspect all treats before giving them to kids. Remind kids not to eat any of their candy until it has been inspected.
Accidents are a major source of child injuries and deaths in the United States. If you or someone you love has been injured, the experienced New Hampshire personal injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help. For a free telephone consultation, give us a call at (603) 624-3700, or call our toll-free Injury Helpline at 1(888)511-1010.