However you plan to ring in 2017, we want you to enjoy a safe and injury free New Year’s Eve. That is why our Arizona personal injury attorneys and legal staff put together the following safety list of do’s and don’ts.
Do This, Not That on New Year’s Eve
Do: Plan a Ride in Advance
If you plan on drinking this New Year’s Eve, plan in advance a way to safely dash to and fro. Designated drivers, city transportation, taxis or on-demand private transportation through Uber or Lyft are all good alternatives.
Don’t: Get in a Car With a Drunk or Tipsy Driver
Just because you’re not getting behind the wheel after a few drinks, doesn’t mean that you should get into a car with another driver that has been. They may think that they are sober enough to drive, but it’s best not to take a chance of being hurt as a passenger in a car accident.
Do: Watch Out for Slick & Slippery Surfaces
Slippery surfaces are an accident waiting to happen. Watch out for spilled drinks and slippery sidewalks to avoid a slip and fall injury.
Don’t: Drive Fast or Run on Wet or Slick Surfaces
From north to south, Arizona has a variety of weather conditions that can cause icy and wet roads and walkways. Just take it slow and easy if you don’t have a choice to avoid these conditions.
Do: Make Plans for Kids
Kids enjoy celebrating on New Year’s Eve too. Make sure to kid-proof your house or make sure that any party plans include a kid-friendly version of activities, food and beverages.
Don’t: Leave Kids Alone Without Supervision
Whether you’re leaving your kids at friends or taking them to a New Year’s Eve party, make sure that they are properly looked after. Just because there are adults or an older kid present doesn’t mean that your child’s safety is guaranteed. If they are with you, be aware of where they are and what they are doing at all times. If they are in the care of another, make sure that you trust those people to keep your kid(s) safe. Accidentally burns, cuts, other childhood injuries and underage drinking can occur all too easily.
Injured New Year’s Eve Weekend? Contact Us 24/7 for a Free Consultation!
Even though you may follow these tips and take your own precautions, accidents and injuries can still occur. Night or day, even over holidays, please feel free to reach out to us 24/7. Chat with a live representative, make one call to (602) 977-1900, or submit a free online case review form to connect with any of our Arizona personal injury law firms.