Labor Day is the first mark of the end of summer and the start of fall. Schools and universities have started classes and the weekend leading up to it is a time where Americans get to have three days to let loose and relax for a bit. Unfortunately, many people take this as a time to act recklessly with parties, drugs and alcohol and drinking and driving – especially in South Florida.
This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 3. Whether you go out of town or on a staycation at a Florida beach, it’s important to be cognizant of your surroundings no matter your holiday adventure. Being aware can potentially save you, your family and your friends from any hazardous situations. To help you out, The Berman Law Group has put together this guide for you on how to stay safe during Labor Day weekend in Florida.
An impromptu beach trip to Miami or swanky hotel rendezvous in Fort Lauderdale can make for an incredibly fun holiday weekend. A bit of time off is definitely well-deserved after working long hours every week. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be cognizant of the dangers that could happen while you’re enjoying yourself. There’s no need to be paranoid, just make sure you are careful. Some potential accidents that could occur are:
- Car accidents from drunk drivers
- Drowning in a pool or at the beach
- Biking or motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Fires or burns from cooking or barbeques
- ATV crashes
- Animal bites at a picnic, barbeque, or get-together
Tips to Stay Safe
Even if we are aware of the chances of getting injured while out and about on a busy holiday weekend, the possibility of one occurring still exists. It’s better to err on the side of caution when on a crowded beach or drinking with friends on a boardwalk. Here are some tips for you to take into consideration this Labor Day Weekend:
- Have a designed driver when you and your friends go out to drink – never drive while tipsy or drunk.
- Wear a life jacket while boating and out on the water.
- Have a game plan for your trip ahead of time. Map out where you going, how to get there and any other routes to take in case your original one falls through.
- Make sure you wear your seatbelt and that other passengers in the car are wearing theirs.
- Try to travel earlier on in the day or in the morning as to avoid any crazy holiday traffic or drunk drivers. But, be aware that drunk drivers can be encountered at any time of day.
- Drive defensively and at the speed limit to have a better reaction time and avoid any reckless drivers.
- Do not text or use your phone while you are driving.
Hiring a South Florida Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one get injured this Labor Day Weekend, make sure to seek help from an experienced personal injury attorney. The Berman Law Group and its seasoned and dedicated Florida personal injury attorneys can help you in the case of any drunken misadventures which may occur. Contact us today at (800) 375-5555 for a free consultation.