10 Years, 10,000 Helmets!
July 31st, 2017
For the tenth year in a row, the HKQ Law Fund for Children’s Advocacy, also known as HKQ Kids, gave away free bicycle helmets to hundreds of Northeastern Pennsylvania children as part of its ongoing efforts to promote child safety in the region.
Since HKQ Kids started the helmet program in 2008, the organization founded by personal injury Attorney Joe Quinn of the law firm of HKQ Law has distributed more than 10,000 free bike helmets. “Over the past ten years, our annual helmet giveaway has turned into a wonderful community event," said HKQ spokeswoman Attorney Michelle M. Quinn. “It's so much fun meeting so many children from our area. Our entire firm looks forward to this event every year."
The annual event was held on July Fourth from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. during the annual celebration at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. Helmets were distributed to children age 12 and under, meet U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, and each helmet was equipped with a user’s manual and CPSC label of certification.
HKQ Kids also held a second Helmet Giveaway during First Friday in Lackawanna County, on July 7th, 4-7pm, Courthouse Square, Scranton. “This is the first year we brought the HKQ Kids Helmet Giveaway to children in Lackawanna County, and we are very happy that we extended the helmet giveaway to even more families this year, in our mission of keeping our kids safe,” said Attorney Michelle M. Quinn.
HKQ Kids was established in October 2005 to promote child safety through community outreach and educational programs. The fund is administered by the Luzerne Foundation. For additional information, call Sue Greenfield at 570-287-3000 or go to www.hkqkids.org.
About HKQ Law
HKQ Law is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nine attorneys at HKQ Law were recently named to the 2019 Best Lawyers List and has been designated a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for personal injury, medical malpractice litigation labor law and corporate law in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history on behalf of injured clients. The firm was also recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.
The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).
Attorney Joseph A. Quinn is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.
Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.
Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.