How to Avoid St. Patrick’s Day Injuries

Posted on 02/22/19

in Blog, Personal Injury

More than a hundred St. Patrick’s Day parades are held across the United States each year. Savannah’s great parade is among the top and is one of the oldest in the nation. Visitors travel from all over the world to embark on this celebration of heritage, lining the streets of downtown Savannah with green and gold. Despite the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is said to be one of the safest holidays, there are still risks. While the festivities are a wonderful celebration for many, unfortunately, there are inevitable dangers associated with overcrowding and binge drinking, which could lead to St. Patrick’s Day injuries.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fatal-crash data, in 2016, 60 people (39 percent of all crash fatalities that day) were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18). But the risk doesn’t stop with drivers. A report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicated an estimated 34 percent of pedestrians killed in crashes had blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08 or higher in 2015. Don’t rely on luck this St. Patrick’s Day … Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers has a few precautions you should take to heart to help you avoid St. Patrick’s Day injuries:

  1. Decide a plan of action ahead of time.
  2. Designate a driver or use a local sober ride or public transportation service.
  3. Drink responsibly.
  4. Don’t walk alone, there is safety in numbers!
  5. Watch out for pedestrians.

Be mindful of your surroundings, and stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day!

Contact a Savannah Injury Lawyer Today

Despite all precautions, accidents still happen. If you sustained St. Patrick’s Day injuries due to someone else’s negligence, contact a Savannah injury lawyer to find out if you are entitled to compensation. At Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers we have a proven track record of getting our clients the compensation they deserve after traffic accidents. Contact us online or call us directly at 912-335-1909 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Information provided on this site is not formal legal advice. It is general legal information. Filing a personal injury lawsuit requires a thorough knowledge of the laws and legal system.