Spring Break Safety Tips & Liability for Spring Break Injuries
Spring break might just be the rowdiest time in America. University students from all corners of the 50 States use the week to unwind, have fun, and go on adventures. Nothing spoils a party like a serious injury, though. No matter when your university schedules its spring break, there is no time like right now to review a few basic spring break safety tips to keep yourself safe.
To stay safe on your spring break, keep these quick tips in mind:
- All things in moderation: Alcohol poisoning is a serious concern for many university students on spring break. Party hosts often encourage guests to drink as much alcohol as possible, even when this is a dangerous practice. Know your limits, drink responsibly, and never have so much alcohol that it makes you feel sick.
- Rideshare: Spring break destinations are sure to have plenty of rideshare opportunities. Companies like Uber and Lyft take efforts to recruit more ridesharing drivers for spring break week, so finding a ride should not be difficult. Plan on using ridesharing services to get back to your hotel room if you also plan on drinking. Just be sure to verify clearly that the vehicle that pulls up to pick you up is the one listed in your rideshare app.
- Stay dry: Never drink alcohol and get into a pool or the ocean. The muscle coordination needed to swim safely is lost upon intoxication.
- Remain private: If you are in a new location and renting a hotel, you should only disclose your hotel and room number to your friends and family. Do not advertise your room number and when you will not be in it to strangers. Upon first entering your room, double check that all locks work as well.
Liability for Spring Break Accidents
While you can do all you can to stay safe, not everyone around you will be as responsible. Many spring break accidents are not the fault of the person who gets injured. Indeed, the blame can sometimes be placed on establishments that do not properly control or monitor the celebrations that happen within them. For example, hotels with posted rules need to enforce them, such as occupancy limits and not allowing alcohol by the pool. If you are hurt due to a lack of rule enforcement, then the establishment could be found liable.
Attorney Wes Pittman of The Pittman Firm, P.A. can help you seek fair compensation after a spring break accident leaves you seriously injured. With more than 30 years of experience advocating for injury victims, he has the insight and abilities needed to take on any defendant, be it a major insurance company or large hotel corporation.
See how Attorney Wes Pittman can help you by calling (850) 784-6997. He represents personal injury clients throughout Florida!