The holiday season is quickly approaching, and while preparing to celebrate with close friends and family it is always important to take extra precaution to ensure your safety, and the safety of others. Halloween can be a particularly dangerous holiday, and many times injuries can be prevented by taking simple precautions.
Statistically, Halloween contributes annually to an increased rate of accidental injury, especially to pedestrians and children. In an effort to reduce the risk of potential injury, everyone should be aware of helpful Costume Safety tips, including:
- Make sure your costume is visible at night by including bright clothing or reflective tape.
- Ensure that masks do not obstruct breathing or impair vision; and that the Costume allows you or your child to move around freely.
- Ensure that the costume material is fire resistant; in the event the costume comes in contact with fire, you can reduce the risk of severe burn injury
- Avoid costumes that include sharp objects; and for children especially, avoid accessories that are easily swallowed.
Remember, reducing the risk of injury does not always prevent accidents from happening, but it is always better to employ precautionary safety measures.
If you or a loved one is injured during the holidays and you have questions or concerns regarding your rights, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!