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Halloween Safety Tips for Children and Adults Alike

Halloween is an exciting time for millions of kids and parents across the country, as costumes come out in full force and candy abounds in every direction you turn. What usually makes for a fun-filled night of trick-or-treating for many little ones may quickly become dangerous if both parents and children aren’t careful. According to the CDC, the number of childhood (ages 5-14) pedestrian deaths nearly quadruples on Halloween night compared to any other night of the year.

And homeowners face similar dangers – with so many unknown people coming up to your home consistently throughout the night, it’s important to know how to protect your family’s safety, and that of your trick-or-treaters, even if you stay in for the night. So what will you do to stay safe this Halloween? Here are some tips to help you in your efforts.

For the Trick-or-Treaters

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Keeping your kids safe while trick-or-treating can be one of the biggest struggles of Halloween as a whole. Whether your kids are old enough to trust to go out on their own, or you’ll be escorting them yourself, keep in mind these few things to ensure their safety throughout the festivities.

For Homeowners

Halloween Trick-or-TreatingThe last thing you want or need on Halloween is for someone to trip and be seriously injured while trick-or-treating at your house. This is exactly the sort of thing that could result in a lawsuit on this holiday. You also want to protect your home from invasion and burglary. Here are some ways to make sure everyone in and around your home are safe this Halloween.

The Goodies

Halloween CandyTake additional precautions to help keep your kids safe and happy on Halloween by thoroughly monitoring the candy that they receive from other houses.

Make sure your Halloween stays safe and happy this year by following these simple tips. And if you or your child does happen to suffer from an injury this year, call the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood and talk to one of our personal injury attorneys to make sure you get what you deserve from any accidents that may occur. Happy Halloween!

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