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Summer Play, Preventing Outside Injuries

 Longer days, warmer days and bright sunshine is an invitation for outside play. A few simple steps will help you and your kids stay safe so you can enjoy all that summer in northeast pa has to offer!

Stay hydrated

Many are surprised to learn that one of the first signs of heatstroke is lack of sweat. Your body stops sweating when your internal cooling system lacks the ability to cool down. Symptoms include pale skin, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, high body temperature, racing heart and rapid breathing. Dehydration symptoms include headache, dry skin, sleepiness, dry, sticky mouth and thirst. Both heatstroke and dehydration are preventable.

• Drink plenty of water or fluids with electrolytes.

• Take breaks in the shade.

• Wear lightweight clothing.

• Avoid the peak of the heat in the middle of the day, if possible.


Stop the burn

Protect your skin and your kids skin, and reduce the risk of skin damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Enjoy the warmth of the sun without the effects of the damaging rays.

• Apply sunscreen at least every two hours, and more often if you are in water. Apply it at least 30 minutes prior to going out in the sun. Make it part of your daily routine.

• Make sure to apply sunscreen on your ears, lips, feet and scalp. These are the areas that most people forget.

• Seek out shade when possible.

• Wear a hat and sunglasses.


Stop the bites

Everyone knows how annoying insects can be. Avoid the itchy and sometimes painful bites as much as possible.

• Cover your skin if you are walking through the woods or in grassy areas.

• Examine your skin thoroughly on a daily basis.

• Consider using a bug spray.

• Consider natural deterrents such as oil of lemon eucalyptus.

• If you are allergic, always carry your medication with you.

Control your allergies

The beautiful blooms and smells of fresh cut grass can send some into a session of watery eyes, itchy noses and sneezes.

• Stay indoors when the pollen count is extremely high.

• Take your allergy or asthma medication as prescribed by your physician.

• Control the amount of dust in your home. Pollen and other allergens can enter your home through open windows and even your air conditioner.

• Change your sheets often. Allergens can accumulate on your hair and skin and deposit on your sheets during the night.

Be Alert and Aware

Summertime brings more traffic, more children playing outside, and riding their bikes. Keep your eyes open!

• DO NOT use your phone while driving. Leave your phone alone while you are on the road.

            • Make sure your kids and you wear your Bike Helmets while riding your bikes.

• Review hand signals with your kids, so others know what direction they are travelling on their bikes.

• Drive carefully and stay alert to hidden driveways, and through areas populated with little kids.

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 or by calling (800) 760-1529.



As Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn addresses the concerns raised by COVID-19, the health and safety of our clients, employees and friends of the firm remain our top priority.

These are very difficult and scary times and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and symptom free. We recognize that so many of you are understandably anxious about your health, the economic impact of this pandemic and all of the consequences of social isolation.

We also recognize that many of you are anxious about how the coronavirus is impacting the Court systems, our firm and your cases. Although all of our offices are closed, our firm has remained fully operational and we have initiated procedures that allow all of our attorneys and staff to work remotely from their homes. Each of us and our staff will respond to any emails and calls about your cases as quickly as possible.

Our Federal and State Courts have instituted significant changes in their calendars as a result of the coronavirus. Although most courthouses are closed to the public, and Hearings and Trials will be delayed for some time, there are matters that can proceed telephonically and by video. Despite these changes in the Court calendars, we are working diligently on your cases and are determined to do whatever we possibly can to assure an early and just recovery for you and your loved ones. Even under these difficult circumstances, we believe that "Nobody will work harder for you than we will."

With regard to new potential clients, we are not in a position to have an in-person new client meeting, but we will be conducting these initial meetings via phone. New potential clients should call us for a free telephone consultation at (570) 287-3000.


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