Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Safely in New Orleans
The 5th of May is one of the most festive of all holidays celebrated in the United States. And with most New Orleans businesses now able to return to full capacity—as long as they have enough room to allow six feet of social distancing—locals and visitors alike may feel excited to have some fun after a year of COVID-19 restrictions. If you plan on having or attending a Cinco de Mayo party, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to help ensure everyone’s safety. Especially, since no one wants to file a New Orleans injury lawsuit and spoil the celebration.
Cinco de Mayo Festivities
New Orleans offers a variety of Cinco de Mayo festivities for those that don’t want to stay at home. A few include:
- 1st Annual Cinco de Mayo Outdoor Festival at Zocalo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina
- 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at Los Jefes Grill from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 6th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration at El Paso Mexican Grill from 11:00 a.m. to close
Now, these are just a few of the many popular Cinco de Mayo parties planned throughout the New Orleans area. However, if none of these options appeal to you, you may want to choose to throw a party of your own! Plus, by celebrating at home you have more control over some of the activities that take place, further reducing any risk of a personal injury lawsuit.
Important Safety Tips
Whether you are celebrating at home or while you’re out on the town, there are several safety tips you can use to help ensure you have a fun and exciting holiday. A few of the most important safety tips include:
- Never go out alone, use the buddy system instead
- Wear bright colors and let others know what you’re wearing
- Keep a close eye on your drinks and food at all times
- Don’t let anyone handle your credit/debit cards or hold your identification
- Limit yourself to one or two alcoholic beverages every few hours
Additionally, always watch out for your friends and make sure each person has access to a designated driver. This can help prevent both DUI arrests and car accidents. Safety professionals suggest that at least two designated drivers be on standby. Two is suggested as an extra precaution just in case one of them forgets to limit how much they’ve had. Furthermore, have a preset system in place so that everyone knows where to meet in case of separation, as well as who to check in with.
Cinco de Mayo Parties at Your Home
New Orleans is well-known for wild and crazy festivities, especially during holidays like Cinco de Mayo. If you are throwing a party at your home and inviting guests, it’s important to take safety precautions so no one gets hurt.
Prepare for your Cinco de Mayo celebration by using disposable flatware, plates, and cups. Also, obey the laws of your neighborhood and, above all, collect the keys of those you know will be drinking and make sure everyone has a ride home. This will help prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a car after they’ve had a few too many drinks.
Let Us Help If Your Celebration Turns Sour
If you do suffer an injury caused by a reckless person while participating in Cinco de Mayo festivities, you will need an attorney who can help you file a New Orleans injury lawsuit. Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys specialize in these types of claims. Call one of our offices today. We also have aLiveChatoption, with 24-hour availability, so that you can talk to a representative in real time to get the answers you need right away.
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