It is no secret that Cinco de Mayo is a big deal in Phoenix, as well as the entire state of Arizona. If you plan on participating in the festivities, you will likely enjoy a couple margaritas or cervezas. Even if you do not drink, there’s a good chance that you’ll be surrounded by revelers who have consumed alcohol. Unfortunately, the combination of alcohol and revelry can lead to a Arizona Cinco de Mayo injury.
You can do everything right and still fall victim to another person’s carelessness or recklessness. If you’ve suffered an Arizona Cinco de Mayo injury then our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain compensation in proportion to your loss. Follow these safety tips for the big day to avoid a potentially life-changing injury.
Start Planning Your Arizona Cinco de Mayo Festivities Now
If you head out to a Cinco de Mayo party or other celebration on a spur of the moment decision, you may be much more likely to suffer a painful injury. It is especially important to plan ahead if you will be consuming alcohol.
Do not assume eating a large plate of tasty Mexican food will offset the alcohol you consume. Even a couple drinks can impair your ability to drive safely.
Furthermore, if you plan on partying with a group of friends, a designated driver should be selected before the festivities begin. In addition to driving you around safely, your designated driver can make sure that group is taking proper COVID-19 precautions. They can keep a stash of masks and hand sanitizer so the group is always prepared.
If no one in your group is willing to abstain from alcohol consumption, consider taking such a rideshare service to the bar, party, parade, or other event. This way, you do not have to worry about battling traffic and driving after enjoying alcohol. Have a rideshare app or the phone number for a local taxi service saved to your phone before you leave so the plan is in place and you can relax.
Know and Obey the Law
One of the best ways to stay safe while partying is to understand and follow the local law. For instance, do not let anyone in your group drink unless they are at least 21 years of age.
Furthermore, you should be aware of how drinking impacts your unique blood alcohol content based on your weight and food consumption, as there is no leeway when it comes to DUI testing. If your blood alcohol is above the legal limit, your personal safety, as well as the safety of others, will be jeopardized.
Throw a Safe Party at Home
There is no shame in staying home for Arizona Cinco de Mayo, especially if you have concerns about COVID-19. Throw a party at your house or apartment with some vaccinated friends or in an open air area that allows for social distancing.
That way you will not have to worry about infections, traffic, a potential DUI charge, car accidents, or a drunkard compromising your personal safety. So, invite some friends over, make burritos and loaded nachos, swig down a few margaritas, and enjoy some salsa dancing on your makeshift dance floor.
Do keep in mind though that even if house parties seem safer than heading downtown to partake in a massive Phoenix Cinco de Mayo fiesta, this approach has the potential to put your well-being at risk. In fact, as the party host, it is your responsibility to provide a safe atmosphere for fellow Arizona Cinco de Mayo revelers. Follow these tips to ensure your party stays secure:
- Your party should be invite-only as opposed to open-invite.
- Restrict entry to your home to those you are comfortable being around. Then, you may lower the risk of a minor showing up and drinking, or someone you don’t trust harming someone.
- If you are serving alcohol at your party, take your guests’ car keys away. Also, don’t let any minors drink alcoholic beverages.
- Those who drink more than a single cerveza or margarita should take a taxi or rideshare service home.
- Have first aid kits easily accessible just in case a rowdy reveler hurts him or herself or someone else.
- If your home has a swimming pool or a BBQ grill and youngsters are present, make sure these dangerous areas are supervised at all times.
Suffer an Arizona Cinco De Mayo Injury?
If you are hurt in any way during Cinco de Mayo festivities in Phoenix, it is in your best interest to meet with our Arizona injury lawyers. Let us review the facts of your case to determine if another person or institution is even slightly responsible for this unfortunate event. If another party’s negligence played a part in your injury, we will pursue litigation on your behalf.
Give Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys a call at 844-977-1900 to learn more about our legal services. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, we are more than willing to take your call 24/7. We provide no-cost consultations and affordable payment plans. We don’t get paid unless you win, so there’s no risk to work with us. Feel free to use our LiveChat feature to have your questions answered at any time at all.
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