New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year – it’s a time to celebrate the past year and ring in the new one with family and friends. While you’re making merry and welcoming 2018, it can be easy to forget to prioritize safety. To help you keep yourself and everyone you love out of danger at your New Year’s Eve celebration, here are some simple yet effective tips from our Bucks County accident attorney:
- Know how you’re getting home before going out – Before heading to your New Year’s Eve destination, be sure to establish a plan for how you’re going to safely return to your home later that night or the next morning. That means staying sober and being the designated driver, taking a cab, or staying at a friend’s for the night. If you’re leaving your car somewhere overnight, just be sure to lock it and take any valuables out so that it doesn’t attract thieves.
- Talk to your kids about staying safe – If you have teens who are going out for New Year’s Eve, be sure to discuss their plans, set a reasonable curfew for them and check in with them throughout the night. Remind them to make smart decisions and to never get into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking.
- Stay with a group at public events – Going to watch the ball drop in Times Square or attending a concert is an awesome way to spend New Year’s Eve. However, you should never go to a crowded event on your own to avoid being a target for criminals. Once you’ve arrived, stay with someone you know at all times and never leave your drink unattended. Not only is this the safe way to celebrate, but it’s also the most fun!
- Give some extra thought to pet safety – With fireworks exploding and other commotion going on outside, it’s best to keep your pets inside on New Year’s Eve. If you have to take your dog outdoors, make sure it is wearing a collar with current tags just in case a loud noise causes the animal to get scared and try to escape. Furthermore, keep in mind that your pet may behave abnormally around visitors if frightened by loud noises, so you may want to keep your pet separated from any guests unless you know how it typically acts in such situations.
With fireworks, alcohol and large crowds all in the mix, accidents can easily abound on New Year’s Eve if caution isn’t exercised. That’s why it’s so important to follow these safety tips from our accident attorney in Bucks County.
New Year’s Eve Accident? Heslin Law Firm Can Help
Unfortunately, following the aforementioned tips doesn’t absolutely guarantee that you or someone you love won’t be injured this New Year’s Eve. In the event that an accident occurs due to the negligence of another individual, you can trust Mr. Gary P. Heslin of the Heslin Law Firm to serve as your Bucks County accident lawyer. With more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Heslin has the skills and knowledge needed to give you the best possible chance of winning the compensation your family deserves.
If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with the accident attorney Bucks County relies on, call (215) 332-0300 today. And for our ice skating safety tips, read our blog post from last week. We hope you have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve but urge you to contact us if something goes awry and injuries result.