Thousands suffer injuries during Halloween

Recent federal consumer safety data revealed that approximately 4,400 persons suffered injuries while celebrating Halloween last year. As a result, the CPSC suggested several tips for people to avoid causing harm to themselves or to others, an October 26 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, many of the incidents were caused by carving pumpkins and putting up decorations. 40 percent sustained laceration injuries while carving pumpkins. Last year’s data showed there were two fatalities and two fires that occurred while celebrating Halloween. Consumers were highly advised to let adults do the carving of pumpkins and exercise great care when decorating. Kids should not be allowed to hold sharp objects and should wear costumes that fit properly.

Suffering injuries while celebrating Halloween can be frustrating, especially if you need prolonged treatment for recovery. However, if this happens to you in Chicago, the personal injury lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.