Friday, October 28, 2011

Safety Tips for Halloween

Bucks County personal injury lawyerJoyce J. Sweinberg, Esquire, wants to wish all of you a happy and safe Halloween!!!
Here are some suggestions from ACH Injury Prevention Center to help your trick-or-treaters have a fun and injury-free Halloween... 

Costume safety:
  • Costumes should be brightly colored and made of flame-retardant fabric
  • Be careful around candles and luminaries
  • Avoid costumes that drag the ground and cause a tripping hazard
  • Make sure that shoes fit properly to avoid tripping
  • Use reflective tape on costumes or provide children with flashlights, glow sticks or glow-in-the-dark bracelets so cars can see them;
  • Masks should not obscure the child’s vision
  • Face paint is a good option, but be careful to avoid skin and eye irritation
  • Carry only flexible “weapons” (knives, swords and other props)
  • Have your child carry some form of I.D. with emergency contact information.
  • Select a predetermined route for your children
  • Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods and visit only houses that are lighted
  • Instruct children to never enter the home of a stranger
  • Children should trick or treat in groups and be accompanied by a responsible adult or older sibling
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing oncoming traffic
  • Watch for oncoming traffic when crossing a street to visit the next house
  • Remain on well-lighted streets.
Candy safety:
  • Instruct children to bring candy home to be inspected before they eat it
  • Dispose of any loosely wrapped or unwrapped items, or those that have any suspicious-looking marks or punctures
  • Small hard candies, popcorn, peanuts and very sticky candy can be possible choking hazards for children 3 years of age and under
  • Throw away homemade treats.
Driving safety:
  • Drive slowly and watch carefully for children crossing the street
  • Check for children before backing out of driveways
  • With children on the streets, it is especially important to put down the cell phone and not text behind the wheel
  • Keep car headlights on to ensure you see all little ones nearby
  • Be sure to use your child’s car seat or booster seat each time you get in the car, even if you’re only traveling a short distance.

  • If trick-or-treaters are welcome at your home, leave the porch light on
  • Remove any tripping hazards from the lawn and walkways to the home
  • Try using strings or lights instead of candles, which can cause fires
  • Consider healthy food alternatives or non-food treats.
 Taken from expert-tips-for-a-safe-halloween

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Webwire Press Release

Joyce J. Sweinberg is a Bucks County Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who has been serving accident victims since 1981. People in search of an auto accident attorney in Pennsylvania or who need representation for another kind of personal injury will find a dedicated and experienced professional in Joyce J. Sweinberg.

In addition to being a car accident attorney in Pennsylvania, Joyce J. Sweinberg also assists people to file claims for dog bites, slip and fall accidents, product liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, work injuries,  and several other types of personal injury cases. She works closely with the accident victim to advise him or her on a proper course of legal action which will result in the best settlement possible.

Joyce J. Sweinberg enjoys a solid reputation as a personal injury attorney who gets results for clients, while at the same time interacting with them in a caring and empathetic manner. She makes it her personal mission to truly know her clients, and those hiring her for legal services will be able to see a clear difference. She has earned a superb rating on

Although Joyce J. Sweinberg works primarily with personal injury cases, she networks with several other attorneys and can provide referrals to clients needing legal help outside her personal area of expertise.