Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is right around the corner and as we prepare for trick-or-treating, parties, and dressing up, there are some safety tips to teach your children before they head out trick-or-treating:

  • Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be soft and flexible (i.e. made out of Styrofoam).
  • Always trick-or-treating with an adult. Young kids should never go trick-or-treating alone. If they do, they should walk with a big group of friends.
  • Check all treats for choking hazards and tampering before allowing your child to eat them.
  • Bring a flashlight in case they find themselves in dim lighting.
  • Always WALK and never run from house to house.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street and to use the crosswalk when available.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk and never in the road, if possible.
  • Make sure your child’s costume doesn’t drag to prevent the risk of tripping and falling.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
  • Only visit well-lit houses.
  • Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries.

Make sure the week and day of Halloween are fun and safe! Teaching your kids these basic safety tips could help prevent serious injury on this fun day.

If your child has been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, call us or chat with one of our live agents 24/7.

Get more safety tips by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP