Top Tips to Avoid Injury to Children This Halloween

Halloween is a time of fun and excitement for kids and grown-ups alike.  With appropriate care and attention, everyone involved can have a good time and end their night safe and sound.  Statistics tell us, however, that Halloween presents some special safety risks, especially to children.

For instance, in 2013, Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, published statistics from the CDC showing that, on average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than other days of the year. An October 2011 publication by Safe Kids Worldwide compiled a number of other interesting findings.  For example, while the fear of poisoned or tampered treats seems to persist, the actual incidence rate is very small.  Conversely, other causes of injury, including falls and dangerous costumes, remain somewhat overlooked. Click here for further information.

None of this should stop participation in trick-or-treating or Halloween parties; such events are long-held American traditions, practiced on a favorite holiday for many people.  The key, of course, is to act reasonably and responsibly, whether you are looking out for your own kids or those who may come to your house. Please see our “Halloween Safety Tips” to help ensure a safe and happy Halloween!

DDB Halloween Safety Tips_2015



Video Profile

Decof, Decof & Barry

Schedule a Free Consultation

We work for clients on a contingency fee arrangement, which means you pay no legal fee or costs unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you.

Firm News and Events
Decof, Decof & Barry Wins $32M for Iraq War Veteran Left Paralyzed after a Swimming Accident at the University of Rhode Island
Read More
Decof, Decof & Barry Recognized among Best Law Firms by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
Read More
Attorneys of Rhode Island Law Firm Decof, Decof & Barry Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Read More
From our Blog
Are You a Victim of Misprescription and Drug Addiction?

June 12, 2018

The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin). The CDC recently analyzed multiple cause-of-death mortality data to examine current trends and characteristics…

Read More

How to Legally Prevent Unexpected Medical Bills

May 22, 2018

Nationwide nearly one in three Americans with private insurance received a surprise medical bill between 2014 and 2016. A surprise medical bill is an unexpected bill from an out–of–network provider or from a provider not chosen by a patient. Surprise medical billing happens when a patient goes to a hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office…

Read More

What are the Time Limits to Make a Wrongful Death Case?

May 8, 2018

In Rhode Island, the legislature has enacted the Rhode Island Wrongful Death Statute, also referred to as the Death by Wrongful Act (Law § 10-7-1, et. Seq). There are different sections within the Wrongful Death Act in Rhode Island detailing the following aspects: the types of damages recoverable, by whom the damages are recoverable, who…

Read More

Contact form