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Halloween Safety Tips: Protecting Children Against Personal Injuries In Vancouver

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Personal Injury on October 16, 2020

While ongoing concerns over COVID-19 may have put a damper on trick or treating this year, there are still plenty of activities in Vancouver for children and their parents to take part in. As ghosts and goblins of all ages look forward to the big night, there are some practical concerns that need to be addressed. Halloween is one of the most common times of the year for accidents involving pedestrians resulting in potentially serious personal injuries. The following tips can help ensure you are protected. 

Make Costume Safety a Priority

With all that is going on in the world today, Halloween provides the perfect opportunity for a little escapism. Dressing up in elaborate costumes is fun for both adults and children, but there are some precautions you need to take. SafeKids.org advises the following: 

  • Avoid oversized costumes and those that trail on the ground. This can create serious trip hazards, particularly during trick or treating or if you will otherwise be moving around throughout the evening. 
  • Avoid masks and opt for makeup instead. Masks have too much potential to block your vision. Make-up is generally safer, but use reputable brands and do a skin test first. 
  • Increase your visibility. For adults, use glow sticks and glitter to highlight dark costumes. For children, attach reflective strips and have them carry a flashlight. 
  • Team up. With so many in costume, stranger danger is a major issue. Young and old alike should team up when attending events or engaging in Halloween related activities. 

Little children should always be accompanied by an adult. When attending large events, make sure to keep an eye on them at all times. For grownups, avoid overindulging in alcohol and make other arrangements to get home, even if you are only planning on having one or two drinks. 

Safety Tips For Attending Halloween Events In Vancouver

No doubt, the situation surrounding COVID-19 has impacted traditional Halloween celebrations for many people. However, the Vancouver Sun still lists a full calendar of events for our area. There are ghostly tours of the city, haunted train rides, a daytime Boogeyman Bash especially for children, and fright nights that are strictly for adults. As with any public event, taking a few simple precautions can help prevent personal injuries: 

  • Use caution when driving near events and looking for a parking space.  
  • As a pedestrian, be alert for cars and cross only at designated intersections. 
  • Stay within designated public areas and obey all posted signs. 
  • At indoor events, make note of emergency exits on your arrival and take the necessary COVID-19 precautions. 

Let Us Help You Today

At the Johnston Law Firm P.C, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Halloween. When accidents happen and result in personal injuries, we are here to help you get the compensation you need to recover. Call (503) 546-3167 or contact our Vancouver personal injury attorneys online and request a consultation today. 

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