The Big Game is on February 13, 2022 and millions of people will be watching it on Sunday. Many of those people will be hosting a watch party, attending a party, or catching the game at their favorite sports bar. Whatever the case may be for you, the personal injury lawyers at Patterson Legal Group want to make sure that your Big Game festivities are safe as well as fun. With that in mind, here are some valuable Big Game safety tips.
Big Game Safety Tips for Party Hosts
Having a Big Game party is always a good time. Whether you and your friends are watching for the actual sport, the big-budget commercials, or the elaborate halftime show, you’re bound to have a blast. As a host, you have an obligation to create and maintain a safe environment for your guests. This is referred to legally as premises liability.
To make sure your guests stay safe during the Big Game, you should:
- Keep Pathways Clear: Make sure that pathways aren’t blocked or obstructed. Keep wires out of the way and periodically check for food spills. Making sure pathways are clear will help avoid slip and fall accidents.
- Serve Food at the Proper Temperature: Food should be cooked thoroughly and kept at safe temperatures. You don’t want any of your guests to suffer from food poisoning. You should also ask your guest if they have any food allergies and let them know if you’re serving anything that might endanger them.
- Monitor Alcohol Consumption: Gallons of beer and other alcoholic beverages will be consumed during the Big Game. Make sure that your guests have plenty of food to absorb the alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages to keep them hydrated.
- Offer Alternative Transportation: If you know that your guests will be drinking then have the number of your local taxi company ready or be prepared to order a rideshare for your guests. They’ll be far better off coming back for their vehicle the next day than risking a drunken car accident that could endanger their lives and the lives of other motorists.
- Offer a Place to Sleep: As with any event involving alcohol, there’s a chance that one of your Big Game party guests will drink too much and be in no condition to get home on their own. Have a guest room ready or have a pillow and sheets ready so that they can crash on your couch.
Keeping Safe at a Bar or Big Game Party
If you’re attending a Big Game party or watching the game at a sports bar there are many things that you should do to keep yourself safe. Our Big Game safety tips for going to a bar or party include:
- Arranging Transportation If You Plan to Drink: If you’re planning on consuming several alcoholic beverages then you shouldn’t drive. Arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi, or use a rideshare service.
- Being Aware of Your Surroundings: If you’re watching the game at a bar or house you’re not familiar with then you should make note of where the exits are, in case of emergency. Bars and restaurants are required to have fire extinguishers and first aid kits; it’s a good idea to make sure you know where they’re located.
- Dressing Appropriately: Depending on your neck of the woods in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, or Wyoming the weather for the Big Game will be in the high 30s or low 40s. Wear clothes that will keep you warm and shoes with a tacky grip to avoid slips.
- Washing Your Hands Frequently: Keeping your hands clean is always a good idea, but it’s especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. You should bring a bottle of hand sanitizer with you, in case the bar or your host runs low on soap.
Patterson Legal Group Hopes You Enjoy the Big Game!
The team at Patterson Legal Group hopes that you and your family have an amazing time watching the Big Game. Please follow our Big Game safety tips above and share them with your friends. Should you or a loved one suffer an injury on Sunday then contact us immediately. Our staff is available 24/7 to assist you by phone at 316-550-0000 and online through LiveChat.
Patterson Legal Group has been successfully representing personal injury victims throughout Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming for more than 25 years. Our team of experienced trial lawyers and legal professionals have worked hard to become one of the most trusted personal injury law firms in the Midwest. Give us a call today and you’ll quickly see why we’ve earned that reputation. Remember, consultations are free and we work on a “no win, no fee” basis, so you don’t pay a cent unless we win your case. To make sure you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, contact Patterson Legal Group today.
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