Celebrate Responsibly and Avoid the Need to See a Personal Injury Lawyer
It is no coincidence that the average personal injury lawyer sees an increase in cases following major sporting events, including the Super Bowl and March Madness.
Fans are passionate about their teams and players. Regardless of whether they win or lose, emotions are running high. This is especially true immediately following the event. When those emotions spill out onto the street, the results can be disastrous.
Here are some tips for staying safe after the big game:
- Calm down before driving away – Aggressive behavior that continues behind the wheel of a vehicle can lead to cutting into traffic and speeding. This puts the driver, the passengers and everybody else on the road at risk of being involved in an accident.
- Use crosswalks and pedestrian bridges – Pedestrians are at risk because they may not be paying attention to what is going on around them. Las Vegas has numerous pedestrian walkways spanning the Strip at its major intersections as well as a select few traditional crosswalks in other locations. Pedestrians are required to use them but that does not stop the occasional brave soul from risking life and limb to dart across the busy street unexpectedly.
- Drink responsibly – Many fans will enjoy alcoholic beverages while watching a game. There is no harm in that as long as they are traveling by public transportation or have appointed a designated driver. Drunk driving is among the leading cause of traffic fatalities immediately following major sporting events.
- Walk away from confrontation – Fans tend to become bolder when they drink alcohol. Trash talking may be all part of the experience but it can quickly escalate into violence. Fans should learn to walk away from confrontations to avoid injury and possible arrest for assault and battery.
Sporting events are supposed to be fun but when the situation gets out of control people can be hurt. If you are injured in an altercation or vehicle accident, you can count on the professionals at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez Law Firm to protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call 702-388-GGRM (4476) to schedule a free consultation with a qualified personal injury lawyer.