The Holidays are here

Hanratty Law Group wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

While spending the time with friends and family here are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

Keep an eye on the kids. If possible find a sitter to watch them while doing your holiday shopping. If you must take them to a shopping mall, strip mall or grocery store have your child in a stroller or cart.  When at home, decorations, small toy parts and hard candy can easily be picked up by a toddler and create a choking hazard. Secure all your decorations and try to keep small objects on high level tables out of child’s reach.

Also at home, holiday lighting sets the mood for a festive time. Be sure you don’t overload your circuits with Christmas lights. Even though candles create a wonderful holiday glow, you may not want to have them burning if you have small children in your house. If you do light your candles this year, count all the ones you have lit, and remember that number to blow out all of them before you head to bed.

Your holiday meal will sure be delicious, but make sure you are safe while preparing it. Keep hot pots on back burners to avoid accidental spills.

If serving alcoholic beverages at your gathering, be sure and label them, so only adults will partake.

If your guests do drink, make sure they have a designated driver or provide them a cab. Make sure everyone gets safely home.

From all of us at Hanratty Law Group, Happy Holidays!

Kari J. Hanratty, Esq.

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