December 1st, 2014
The seventh annual Bike Helmet Giveaway sponsored by the HKQ Law Fund for Children’s Advocacy, also known as HKQ Kids, drew a record crowd this year. In all, HKQ Kids gave away all 1,300 free bike helmets on hand and ordered more for those who couldn’t get a helmet at the event.
“This was by far the biggest year ever for us. The response was overwhelming,” said HKQ spokeswoman Attorney Michelle M. Quinn. “It was great to meet so many wonderful families in our community and know that we are doing our part to keep their children safe.”
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 equipped more than 7,700 children with free bike helmets.
The annual event is held every year in Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre during the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Children are required to be 12 or under and accompanied by an adult to receive a free helmet. All helmets distributed by HKQ Kids meet U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, and each helmet comes equipped with a user’s manual and CPSC label of certification.
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.
Parents and children line up for free bicycle helmets during the annual HKQ Kids 2014 Bike Helmet Giveaway.
About HKQ Law
HKQ Law is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The firm’s Personal Injury Team has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history and was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.
The Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr. 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 for personal injury and medical malpractice litigation 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.