Do You Know Our St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips?
St. Patrick’s Day may feel a little different this year. If you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, we hope you stay safe. To help you celebrate safely, we are providing our St. Patrick’s Day safety tips.
We hope these tips help you safely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. If a St. Patrick’s Day car accident injures you or a loved one, seek medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, seek legal help from an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. You don’t have to worry about paying for a lawyer upfront. We work on a contingency basis. That means that our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers only get paid when you win. Don’t delay. Our experienced personal injury lawyers offer the knowledge and expertise you need to win the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Practice COVID-19 Safety During St. Patrick’s Day
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you postpone travel and stay home to protect yourself and others this year. Attending gatherings to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you do decide to celebrate, you should practice COVID-19 safety. Use the following for St. Patrick’s Day safety tips.
COVID-19 Safety in Public
Be mindful if you are going out in public this St. Patrick’s Day. The CDC encourages everyone to avoid crowds and to do the following if going out in public:
- Wear a mask. Make sure the mask fits properly and covers your nose and mouth.
- Maintain social distance. Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer should be at least 60 percent alcohol.
COVID-19 Safety When Hosting a Gathering
This year the safest gatherings are the smallest gatherings. It is best to limit your interaction to those within your household. If you do decide to host a gathering, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your guests. This includes the safety measures already mentioned above and the following safety tips:
- Stay outdoors. Set up your gathering outside. In Las Vegas, March weather can be pleasant.
- Keep it small. Limit the number of guests to a few close friends or family members.
- Sanitize frequently. Remember to wipe down frequently touched surfaces.
- Consider BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything). Encourage guests to bring their own food and drink.
- Do not share. Have one person serve food and use single-use utensils.
- Communicate. Talk to your guests beforehand to discuss your expectations.
Ideas for a Safer St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
According to the CDC, the safest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. Consider the following safer celebration ideas for St. Patrick’s Day:
- Decorate your home in St. Patrick’s Day colors, shamrocks, and leprechauns.
- Make Irish–inspired recipes. Take food to family or friends in a way that does not involve contact with others.
- Want to celebrate with your neighbors? Have an outdoor neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.
- Watch a virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
- Drive or walk around your community to wave to neighbors from a safe distance.
We hope these St. Patrick’s Day safety tips help you stay safe. If a Las Vegas driver injures you this St. Patrick’s Day, seek medical help immediately. Once you receive proper medical treatment, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. Our law office is in Henderson, Nevada and we work with clients all over Las Vegas. If you can’t visit our office, our personal injury lawyers can come to you. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Stay Alert for Impaired Drivers
St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration. Unfortunately, celebration often means impaired drivers. Drivers can be impaired by alcohol, prohibited substances, and even prescription medications. You should never drive impaired. Always drive sober or arrange for a sober driver. If you are out driving this St. Patrick’s Day, stay alert for the following warning signs that a driver is impaired:
- Weaving, swerving, wide turns, straddling lanes
- Sudden stops
- Delayed starts
- Driving too slowly
- Driving with headlights off at night
- Rapid acceleration or deceleration
- Turning abruptly or illegally
- Following too closely
- Appearing to be drunk – face close to windshield, lack of peripheral vision
- Consuming alcohol in the vehicle
How to Handle An Impaired Driver
You want an impaired driver off the road as quickly and safely as possible. What should you do if you notice any of the above signs that a driver may be drunk or impaired? MADD provides the following three steps.
- Stay as far away from the other vehicle as possible.
- Do not try to pass the vehicle or get the driver’s attention.
- Try to make note of the vehicle’s license plate number and other distinguishing details of the vehicle.
- Make note of the direction the vehicle is traveling or its location.
- Call 911. Use a hands-free device or pull over before making the call.
Stay safe when dealing with a suspected impaired driver. Do not try to follow the driver or interact with the driver. You could endanger yourself and others.
How to Handle an Accident with an Impaired Driver
Impaired driving awareness can save lives. Unfortunately, not all impaired drivers are stopped before they cause accidents and injuries. If you are involved in a car accident caused by an impaired driver, you should do the following:
- Contact the authorities
- Get medical treatment
- Collect evidence from the scene
- Get legal advice from a personal injury lawyer
If you’ve been in an accident, contact the police and medical help immediately. Let the police know that you suspect the other driver was impaired. The police may administer a portable breath test to test if the driver is above the legal blood alcohol limit. The police may also administer a standardized field sobriety test. In some instances, a blood draw may be used to show the driver’s blood alcohol concentration. The police report and any test results can be important evidence in supporting your case. Once you’ve received medical care, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers for assistance with handling the details of your impaired driving accident case.
Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers
We hope you stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day. If you are the victim in a St. Patrick’s Day accident in the Las Vegas area, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation.
Award-winning personal injury law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. With over 25 years of experience, Anthem Injury Lawyers specializes in personal injury claims. Contact us now: get the advantage of our experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers and have the best opportunity to win significant compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.