Did you know that for holiday-related injuries to children 19 years and younger, the fourth-highest number occurred on Halloween (edged out by Labor Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July)? And that children under the age of five sustain the greatest proportion of Halloween injuries?Halloween is spooky enough without a trip to the emergency room for your little one. And though it’s tempting to reason that the COVID-19 pandemic will be keeping many kids home this year, home is exactly where most injuries occur.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a whopping 41% of all Halloween injuries occur while carving pumpkins. Here are some tips for safer carving:
The CPSC reports that the second highest cause of accidents, at 32%, are falls that happen while putting up decorations, tripping on costumes or walking while trick-or-treating. To help prevent these incidents:
Even if you’re not trick-or-treating, you can help keep Halloween a safer holiday this year, especially when driving:
Keep in mind that if someone is injured on your property or by your distracted driving, you could be held liable.If the worst happens and your child is hurt due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you understand your rights and evaluate your personal injury claim. You have the right to seek compensation for pain and suffering. Contact us today for help.
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