Halloween is an exciting time for people of all ages. Children and adults enjoying dressing up in costumes and being part of the Halloween spirit. While celebrating is fun, children and adults should take precautions to make certain that they are safe on Halloween night.
Be attentive to whether or not costumes are flame resistant. If you are not careful, you may be wearing a costume that is waiting to catch fire. Many costumes have labels showing they are flame resistant. Once you have your costume picked out, make sure that it has light colors on it so you can be seen at night. Use glow tape or reflective tape if your costume is too dark for people to see you.
Young children should be accompanied by adults when trick or treating and all candy should be checked before being consumed. Make sure your children do not eat any candy that is not wrapped or looks like it has been tampered with.
Most importantly…remember to have fun!!
Currently a partner with the McCallister Law Group, Marc McCallister first worked as a defense attorney at a large insurance defense firm where he defended area hospitals and physicians. He now concentrates on his areas of expertise, which include medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, premises liability, motor vehicle and wrongful death cases.