HKQ Kids will supply children with free bike helmets
June 25th, 2015
First Posted: 12:46 pm - June 25th, 2015 in the Times Leader
WILKES-BARRE — Fireworks, hot dogs and swimming pools are a few things that come to mind when one thinks of summer, but Kingston law firm HKQ Law wants people to think of something else this Fourth of July: bike safety.
HKQ Kids, HKQ Law Fund for Children’s Advocacy, will give away free bicycle helmets to children ages 12 and under during the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Kirby Park to promote child safety.
“We thought Kirby Park would be a good venue because so many families are there on the Fourth of July,” Sue Greenfield, project coordinator, said.
Greenfield said many people are not aware that bicycle helmets are delicate. Once a helmet falls on the ground, it can no longer absorb shock and needs to be thrown away.
However, buying a new helmet is costly. One helmet costs at least $15 and for bigger families, it can become cost prohibitive.
HKQ Kids continues to have the free helmet giveaway each year to alleviate the cost for families and to keep children safe.
“The economy is not the greatest, and the cost of helmets is outrageous,” Greenfield said.
Since HKQ Kids started the free helmet giveaway in 2008, more than 5,100 children have been equipped with helmets approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
There will be helmets of many sizes to accommodate all ages, from toddler size to youth large.
The HKQ Kids stand, located on the main walking path, will look patriotic this year as red, blue and silver are the available helmet colors.
Greenfield said there are families who return to the stand each year, and the lawyers and staff of HKQ Law who volunteer for the event have seen children grow up.
“We are very happy to see them come back,” Greenfield said.
The event, run by staff and lawyers of the law firm, will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. If helmets run out, families can order them and have them available within a week.
About HKQ Law
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.
The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history. 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, Jr. 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. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in 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.