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As we approach spring, the number of major events increases, from professional sports to concerts. These are usually filled with excitement and fun, but it is important to keep in mind some important ways to remain safe while attending these events.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

After arriving at the event, it is important to gain a sense of the environment. In the case of an emergency, knowing where the first aid station and exits are located can make a chaotic situation much more manageable. Additionally, it is helpful to take note of where security and police officers are positioned.

If you are attending an event like a hockey or baseball game, you need to pay attention to the action in case any objects enter the stands, particularly if you are seated very close to the action. If you need to turn your attention to other matters, it is best to move somewhere safe, away from the field of play. You should also pay attention to the area around where you are seated and not attempt to catch an object, such as a ball, by leaning over a railing.

Finally, remember to be courteous to those around you, especially at sporting events. Fans at sports events are often filled with emotion, which can lead to potentially dangerous confrontations when people are not respectful of each other and each other’s teams.

Manage What You Drink

Many people like to enjoy alcoholic drinks before or while attending major events. It is important to only drink within your limits, especially if the event you are attending is outdoors when the temperature is high. You can quickly become dehydrated if you drink too much and spend time in the heat. It is also possible to become dehydrated by drinking too much caffeine. If the temperature is high and/or you are going to be spending time in the sun, it is important to remember to drink water.

Additionally, if you are consuming alcohol, it is important to drink responsibly in order to remain aware of what is happening around you. If you drink too much, it becomes easier for you to get hurt, either by accident or by the intentional acts of another person. In order to help protect yourself, you should always remain with the other people in your group. Further, always be sure to make plans to safely get home if you plan on drinking.   

Injured at an Arena or Stadium?

If you have been injured while attending an event, one way to possibly recover for your injuries is under a premises liability claim. Premises liability states that an owner has a duty to keep his or her premises in a reasonably safe condition. It also must be shown that the owner breached that duty of care and, as a result, you were injured. While these types of claims are possible, it is important to keep in mind that they can be very complex. Many factors are involved, including whether you were engaging in behavior that may have contributed to your injury. An experienced attorney can discuss with you the legal options available after reviewing the specific facts of your case.

Personal Injury Law Firm

Attending events like a game or concert should be filled with entertainment and enjoyment. Unfortunately, sometimes people are injured while in attendance. If you have been injured and believe it was potentially the fault of the venue or another person, you should contact The Pearce Law Firm, P.C.. We have the experience necessary to help you with a personal injury claim.

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