How to Avoid a Game Day Injury at Las Vegas Sports Bars

Las Vegas Game Day Injury Attorney

Whether you’re watching the Big Game, Vegas Golden Knights hockey, baseball, or Premier League, fans enjoy watching and rooting for their favorite teams on game day. For some, the experience includes heading to a Las Vegas sports bar to watch their team on big screen TVs, cash in on food and drink specials, and enjoy the game with raucous fans. Unfortunately, that excellent experience can be tarnished by a game day injury.

More specifically, mixing alcoholic beverages and rowdy fans can sometimes end poorly. For example, drunken fans of rival teams could start with some good-natured shouting and devolve into a full-out brawl. 

Even worse, sports fans could suffer a parking lot injury or car accident due to the recklessness of a drunk driver. If you do end up injured at a Las Vegas sports bar, make one call to Lerner and Rowe’s 24/7 Las Vegas injury attorneys for a free consultation. To help you avoid a game day injury, our team has put together the following tips.

Preventing a Sports Bar Game Day Injury

Sports bar management, servers, and bartenders have a level of responsibility towards ensuring a safe environment for every one of their customers. On the flip side, customers also need to behave responsibly and be held accountable for their actions. You can help ensure your game day stays out of the penalty box by following these tips.

Drive Safe and Sober

Plan for a designated driver or use a rideshare service if you plan on drinking. If you do drive, be alert to other drivers around you, especially on a football night. Even if you chose not to drink and drive, others may not have made the same choice. Additionally, do not text and drive; not only is it illegal in Las Vegas, but distracted driving could also lead to a disastrous accident. Your friends can wait for your response until after you safely arrive at your destination, or after you pull over and park.

Mind the Crowd

Some sports fans can become so emotionally entrenched in cheering on their team that they take a loss personally. They may choose to vent their feelings by taking it out on those around them. If you notice rowdy fans, stay away from them to keep out of harm’s way. Also, note where any security guards may be located in case you need to grab their attention.

Know Your Exits

It’s always important to have a good exit plan. One of the best ways to do so is by making a mental note of the closest exits after arriving at a sports bar. That way, in the case of an emergency, you can leave quickly.

Use Caution in Parking Lots

Another benefit to using a rideshare service is that you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space. When you do find a parking space, make sure that you look around so that you’ll remember where you parked. Send yourself a text, take a photo, or add a note to your phone to make it even easier to locate your vehicle later. Also, be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for suspicious people loitering in the parking lot/garage. Additionally, keep an eye out for distracted drivers that may not see you.

Injured in a Las Vegas Sports Bar? Call Lerner and Rowe.

A wonderful time cheering for your favorite team at a Las Vegas sports bar can be ruined by a game day injury. While many injuries received at bars are light bruises or cuts, there are times when more serious injuries happen. This is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side. The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe can help you receive compensation for injuries received at a sports bar, including money for medical expenses, ongoing treatment, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and more.

If you or a loved one were injured at a Las Vegas sports bar, call Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys at 702-877-1500. You can also get in touch with us through our online form or through our LiveChat feature. Lerner Rowe has a long history of winning billion-dollar results for our clients, while providing them with extraordinary customer care. And best of all, you don’t pay a dime unless we win compensation for your case!

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