Author: Melinda H. South, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney
Although Halloween is still several weeks away, decorations are already in the stores and preparations are getting underway. While Halloween is an exciting time for children collecting treats it is also an important time to address safety concerns so that everyone has an enjoyable experience.
Costumes should be short enough so there is no tripping or falling hazard. Any accessories to the costume such as wands or swords should be soft and have no sharp edges which may cause harm. Using reflective tape on the costume and also on trick-or-treat bags improves the visibility of children to motorists on the street. The child’s ability…