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Five Important Safety Tips to Avoid a St. Patrick’s Day Injury

St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful holiday to celebrate Irish culture, watch festive parades, consume alcoholic beverages (responsibly), and enjoy amazing food. Cities throughout Kansas and Missouri will be hosting events from March 13 to 17 for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Whether you prefer downing a pint (or five) at the pub, devouring some corned beef and cabbage at a restaurant, or watching a cultural event, you’re bound to find activities you’ll love.

Everyone at Patterson Legal Group hopes you have a brilliant holiday weekend. Most importantly, we hope your holiday weekend is safe and sound, free of any St. Patrick’s Day injury. To help keep your weekend fun and safe, please follow these five tips.

If You’re Drinking, Don’t Drive

Thousands of gallons of lager, stout, and whiskey will be consumed during St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Kansas and Missouri. If you plan to be among the consumers, then make sure you have travel plans that don’t put you behind the wheel.

Using a designated driver, taxi, or rideshare will help you avoid a potentially deadly and life-changing driving under the influence (DUI) charge. If you get into a car accident because of a drunk driver and sustain a St. Patrick’s Day injury, call Patterson Legal Group for immediate assistance.

Wear Comfortable Shoes That Protect Your Feet

Whether you’re marching in a parade or pub crawling, it’s important to wear comfortable and protective shoes during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Drinks tend to spill as the day goes on, which could lead to a slip-and-fall accident.

Garbage also tends to pile up on walkways, which could cause you to trip. While it’s difficult to keep venues clean during a busy holiday, it’s the responsibility of the owner to maintain a safe environment. Negligent property owners could be liable for injuries caused by unsafe property.

If Tempers are Flaring, Change Bars

Alcohol consumption can make people overly emotional. While the girl that’s happy-crying or the guy that’s over-hugging are easy enough to deal with, St. Patrick’s Day weekend revelry can be ruined by angry drunks. If you notice people at a bar or party that are starting to get ornery then switch venues. Kansas and Missouri have plenty of places for you to safely enjoy St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Have the Number of a Personal Injury Lawyer Handy

There are times when accidents happen, no matter how safe you’re being. Should you get injured during St. Patrick’s Day weekend then it’s important to call an experienced personal injury attorney, like those at Patterson Legal Group, immediately. Our caring and compassionate staff will help you find the medical care you need, while our attorneys will immediately start assembling a case that will win you maximum compensation for your injuries.

Suffer a St. Patrick’s Day Injury?

Everyone at Patterson Legal Group hopes that you and yours have an amazing St. Patrick’s Day weekend that’s free of any unfortunate incidents. Should you or a loved one suffer an injury, call us for immediate assistance. We’re available 24/7 at (888) 687-2400. Case evaluations are free and we do not collect any fees unless your case is won.

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Tyler Patterson

About Tyler Patterson:

Tyler Patterson is a trial attorney with Patterson Legal Group, L.C., representing accident victims and their families. Tyler has developed an extensive network in the Kansas legal community. Patterson is a graduate... Read More »

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