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Safely Ringing in the New Year

by Jared Staver in Personal Injury

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the past year and get excited for the upcoming one. Whether you’ll be at home, a friend’s house, bar, restaurant, or banquet center this NYE, make sure to follow the NYE safety tips below to ensure you don’t begin the new year with a serious injury.

If you do get hurt because of someone else’s negligence on NYE, contact a Chicago injury lawyer right away. At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our attorneys have years of experience helping those injured due to someone else receive compensation for their damages and losses. Contact us today at (312) 236-2900 to schedule a free consultation with a Chicago personal injury lawyer.

Don’t Drink and Drive

If your NYE plans involve drinking, you should find a designated driver or use a cab or ride sharing service for transportation. By doing this, you won’t have to worry about driving under the influence and hurting yourself and others.

Call the Police If You Spot a Drunk Driver

If you are driving on NYE and notice a driver weaving or speeding excessively, you should call the police and let them know that there may be a drunk driver on the road. Also, make sure to keep your distance from this car and to not approach the driver on your own.

Don’t Celebrate the New Year Alone

Make plans with your friends and family members to make sure that you have people you trust watching out for you in the case of an emergency.

Keep Your Cell Phone Fully Charged and Always On

Be sure to bring a portable charger or charge your phone before going out for NYE. This way, you’ll be able to stay in contact with your friends and family members and call for help if necessary.

Pay Attention to Your Surroundings

Regardless of where you spend your NYE, make a conscious effort to pay attention to your surroundings. By doing so, you can stay away from suspicious looking people and will know what to say if you need to call the police or a friend to pick you up.

Be a Responsible Host

If you are hosting an NYE party, make the safety of your guests your top priority. Don’t allow anyone who is intoxicated to leave your party and drive home. You should also prepare for overnight guests so that anyone who is unable to drive home and cannot find a safe ride can sleepover. In addition, make sure to provide your guests with plenty of food and other nonalcoholic beverages.

Select a Meetup Spot

Select an easily accessible meetup spot with good lighting if you are going to celebrate NYE at a bar, restaurant, banquet center, or any other public place. By doing this, you will know where to meet up with your group in the event your phone dies or an emergency.

Injured on NYE? Contact Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Right Away

If you sustain an injury that was caused by another person’s negligent actions this NYE, you should contact our experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (312) 236-2900 as soon as possible. We may be able to recover compensation on your behalf for any damages you’ve suffered. Schedule your free, no obligation consultation today.