Halloween Safety Tips For Your Child

Posted on October 4, 2011

Accidents can be traumatizing to children, not only physically, but also mentally. Any time an accident happens, it is a horrible experience for you and your child. Holidays like Halloween, while full of fun, often offer many circumstances that can be dangerous to a child.

The following safety tips will help prevent an accident on this holiday:

-Use flashlights. Make sure every individual has a personal flash light. These can illuminate darkness and also help drivers notice your child. Reflective tape is also recommended.

-If you have steps leading up to your house, make sure they are noticeable to trick or treaters. Use jack-o-lanterns to light the way. If you’re having an event like a yard haunt, you may want to check with insurers to make sure you’re covered in the event of an accident.

-Make sure costumes are flame retardant. Most costumes in stores are made of nylon, which is highly flammable.

-Coordinate a time that your kids must be home if they are trick or treating without an adult chaperone.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I hope that you and your children will stay safe when Halloween comes around this year. In my experience as a personal injury attorney, I know that prevention tips like these are important when it comes to the safety of children.

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