Football season is here again! If you and your family are football fanatics, chances are you have tickets for one or more of the big games of the season. You may even be planning to do some tailgating. If you decide to hang out and grill or enjoy adult beverages outside of the stadium before a game, be sure to do so safely by heeding this advice from our Bucks County personal injury attorney:
- Plan your ride home prior to the event – In addition to planning your tailgating menu, you should also plan who’s going to be the designated driver for the event. If everyone in your group wants to drink, consider taking a taxi or public transportation to and from the game.
- Exercise extreme caution in the parking lot – When entering and exiting the parking lot, drive slowly and be on high alert for any pedestrians who may walk in front of you unexpectedly. Also look out for cans and bottles that could give you a flat tire. Stay away from drivers who seem like they really shouldn’t be behind the wheel.
- Practice grill safety – Grilling up hamburgers and hotdogs is one of the best parts of tailgating, but it can also be dangerous if precautions aren’t taken. Whether you use a charcoal grill or gas, be sure to bring a fire extinguisher. Furthermore, don’t leave hot coals on the grill – dump them in a designated disposal bin or wait until they have cooled down to head over to the game.
- Follow food safety procedures – If you’re going to rely on coolers to keep your food at a safe temperature until you’re ready to eat it, be sure to fill them with plenty of ice. Also keep hot food insulated so that it doesn’t spoil. No matter how many touchdowns your team gets, food poisoning can easily ruin your day if you don’t keep food safety in mind!
Tailgating a football game is an unforgettable experience. By following these tips from our personal injury attorney in Bucks County, you’ll increase the chances of it being unforgettable in a good way rather than a bad one.
Injured While Tailgating? We’re Here to Represent Your Case
Unfortunately, things can easily get out of hand at tailgating events if fans get too rowdy or consume too much alcohol. If you or someone you love is hurt at the hands of an irresponsible individual, trust the Heslin Law Firm to seek justice for your case. As the personal injury attorney Bucks County residents have depended on for more than three decades, Mr. Gary Heslin will use his extensive legal knowledge and skills to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Ready to schedule a free consultation with our Bucks County personal injury lawyer? Call (215) 332-0300 today. And for tips on driving safely during hurricane season, visit our blog post from last week. We wish you a happy and safe football season but urge you to contact us if you sustain an injury and need legal advice.