Spring break is upon us and there are a number of safety tips and practices you need to bear in mind while heading out for spring break.The stark reality is that people have been sustaining personal injury during spring break long before we’ve been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. As a consequence, you need to be aware of some of the most commonplace accidents that result in spring break personal break personal injury. You also need to familiarize yourself with some tips that can work to lower your risk of suffering a spring break personal injury.
Common Accidents that Result in Spring Break Personal Injury
The fact is that spring break accidents take a myriad of forms. There is a great deal of truth to the old adage that “you think you’ve seen it all” until you learn about some of the spring break accidents that occur during a particular season. With that said, these are among the most commonplace accidents that occur during spring break:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Boating accidents
- Aquatic accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Skiing accidents
- Snowboarding accidents
- Snowmobiling accidents
- Other types of recreational accidents
Three Essential Tips to Avoid Spring Break Personal Injury
There are three essential strategies that time and again prove invaluable in lowering the risk of spring break accidents and associated personal injuries:
- Plan transportation in advance
- Utilize a buddy system
- Drink responsibly
There is no doubt that those people who embark on a spring break holiday in 2021 will be particularly eager to cut loose and celebrate after over a year in the constraints of the pandemic. Nonetheless, you don’t want to unnecessarily expose yourself to the risk of personal injury.
Be diligent about planning transport in advance. If you’re driving to a spring break destination, drive in shifts and don’t drive when tired, fatigued, or after imbibing in an alcoholic beverage. Chose a designated driver if drinking will be involved in an activity or event. Take advantage of alternative transportation, including rideshare like Lyft or Uber.
As quaint as it might sound on first blush, do use a buddy system. You take care of your travel companions and they watch out for you. If you’re traveling in a group, actually pair off and identify a specific spring break “buddy.”
In regard to a buddy system, keep these pointers well in mind when on spring break:
- Never leave a club, party, or anywhere else with people you do not know
- Let your spring break buddy and others know your plans, even if you’re going for a short walk along the beach
- Avoid traveling by foot at night, especially alone
- Be vigilant about keeping aware of your surroundings at all times, day or night
You’re heard it before, and here it is again:
This includes doing the following:
- Pace yourself
- Be aware of signs of alcohol poisoning among your cohort
- Keep an eye on your drink
- Never leave your drink unattended
- Never accept a drink from a person you don’t know
Not only should you not drink and drive, but you must not drink and boat nor drink and swim as well. With alarming frequency, alcohol ends up being a primary factor in boating and swimming accidents.
If you suffered a spring break personal injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, The Doan Law Firm is here to answer any questions you may have and fight tirelessly for your important legal rights. Understanding the importance of getting reliable answers to your questions and to understand what needs to be done to protect your legal rights, we’ve established a 24-hour hotline at (800) 349-0000. Our telephone line is staffed seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, including all major holidays.
A nationwide law firm, we can schedule an initial consultation for you with an experienced spring break personal injury lawyer at any one of our 40 offices located from coast to coast in the United States. Understanding your own obligations and the challenges of recovering from an accident, we can also arrange a virtual case evaluation with you online. There is no cost and no obligation for a consultation with a Doan Law Firm spring break personal injury lawyer.
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