October 20, 2022

Halloween places second on the amount of money adults spend on a holiday. This means that both kids and adults enjoy Halloween-themed activities planned throughout Northern California from pub crawls, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, neighborhood trick-or-treating, adult parties and other types of themed celebrations. With that in mind, The Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth created this guide for Halloween safety.

Trick-or-Treating With the Kids…

DON’T encourage kids, tweens, and teens to go trick-or-treating without adult knowledge and/or supervision, especially in strange neighborhoods. Never allow a child to eat any candy until it can be visually inspected by an adult.

DO accompany young children who are trick-or-treating. Pre-planning a route and designated meeting spot in case someone gets separated from the group is a great idea. Reinforce that kids know to cross at street corners and to make sure they have eye contact with any drivers before crossing a street.

DON’T wear costumes that restrict vision, mobility, or breathing. Avoid costumes that decrease the wearers visibility to others.

DO wear bright, reflective clothing if possible, stick to the sidewalk, and head home when it starts getting dark to help prevent a pedestrian accident.

Attending a Halloween Celebration

DON’T get behind the wheel on Halloween after taking drugs or drinking alcohol. Traffic fatalities surge on Halloween due to drinking and driving. Pre-arrange your transportation plan if you plan on consuming any adult beverages and avoid becoming a statistic.

Visiting a Pumpkin Patch, Orchard, or Corn Maze

DON’T let kids run off on their own at pumpkin patches, orchards, corn mazes, or other Halloween events. It makes them more susceptible to injury and stranger danger.

DO keep a watchful eye out for potential trip hazards or stacked items that may easily tip over. Frightened children and adults alike are more likely to suffer a slip and fall accident or tipping over an awkward display in an unfamiliar environment; especially when night falls.

DON’T participate in any activity that have the potential of being a breeding ground for germs or viruses. Avoid bobbing for apples or eating out of a collective food bowl.

DO wash your hands or use sanitizer before and after picking apples or touching pumpkins. COVID-19, the flu, and other viruses are still around. Although most are easily transmitted through respiratory droplets, it may still be able to survive for a time on surfaces.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others.  At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!

 

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