Super Bowl LIV is just around the corner, and here at Parrish DeVaughn, we’re excited for the big game. Even when our favorite team isn’t in the running, Super Bowl Sunday promises to be a lot of fun for everyone. Many people like to attend Super Bowl viewing parties with lots of food, drinks, and games. However, a fun party can become tragic in an instant when people make careless decisions like driving themselves home after consuming too much alcohol.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the U.S. is killed in a drunk driving crash roughly every 51 minutes, and drunk driving incidents always dramatically spike on Super Bowl Sunday. On top of that, you may also be dealing with drowsy drivers or distracted drivers, which means the roads are a dangerous place to be after the game. To reduce your risk of an accident that may harm you or someone else, follow these tips.
Hosting a Party? Follow These Safety Tips
Car accidents are just one of the things that can go wrong on Super Bowl Sunday, although they are certainly the biggest and the deadliest. To protect your guests, and yourself, follow these tips to reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, and illness.
- Keep walking paths to and from your front door clear of snow, ice, fallen leaves, and tripping hazards.
- Be aware of all guests’ food allergies, so you’ll know if any items can’t be served at your party.
- Take everyone’s keys at the door. If a guest doesn’t appear safe to drive when they come to collect them, call a cab or invite them to stay overnight in a guest bedroom.
- Have the phone numbers of local cab companies available for guests.
- Provide plenty of non-alcoholic drink options and protein-rich foods for your guests.
- Put away all alcohol starting at the end of the third quarter.
- Be aware of any food allergies your guests might have. Some food allergies are airborne, meaning the person does not have to eat or touch the food but only needs to be in the same room with it to experience symptoms.
- Always clean your knives and cutting boards between each step when preparing food to avoid contamination.
- Don’t allow food to sit out for more than two hours before placing it back in the fridge or the oven to cool or reheat.
- Keep pets away from guests to prevent injuries from an overenthusiastic greeting from Fido or a scratch from Fluffy.
Contact Parrish DeVaughn After a Super Bowl Injury
If you’re involved in a car accident on Super Bowl Sunday or any other day of the year that was caused by another driver’s negligence, we want to help you. You don’t deserve to have to pay out of pocket for injuries that were someone else’s fault.
We may not be able to prevent all car accidents, but we can do our best to help Oklahomans learn ways they can reduce their risks and help them get compensation when they are injured. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers knows how to collect evidence proving your accident wasn’t your fault, and how to negotiate with the insurance companies to get you maximum compensation. If they aren’t willing to pay what you need for your medical bills and the pain you’ve suffered, we aren’t afraid to take them to court.