Plan Ahead and Drink Responsibly at NOLA on Tap
Beer lovers are on the edges of their seats, waiting for the NOLA on Tap Beer Fest scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd. They are all going to head over to the New Orleans City Park‘s Festival Grounds to hear some live music, take in brews from all around the region, and grab some tasty food.
If you are planning on going to NOLA on Tap, plan ahead and make sure you have a fun time without putting your safety at risk. Grab a good breakfast or lunch before heading out, that way you won’t be drinking on an empty stomach. Plan how many drinks you want to partake of at the festival. If you plan on drinking more than a few, make sure you have a designated driver. Or, book into a local hotel so you have a place to crash after the fun.
Accidents Happen At Any Time
What should you do if you are in an accident while going to or coming from the event? First, seek medical attention. You want to make sure you and your passengers are okay. Second, get in touch with your insurance company and file a claim. Third, consider speaking with a New Orleans personal injury attorney.
Is there anything else? Be on the lookout for hidden injuries in the days after the accident.
When you are in an accident, your body goes into stress reaction mode. You are flooded with adrenaline and other stress hormones. They help you react faster and dulls pain receptors so you can deal with the immediate threat. They can actually make you think your injuries are minor, even if they are not.
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As the adrenaline rush comes down, hidden injuries can come to light. It is important to pay attention and seek medical help if those hidden injuries appear.
- Whiplash happens with the head jerks due to the impact of the accident. The jerking motion pulls muscles and tendons around the neck. That is what causes the whiplash pain. It can also involve disc herniation and problems with the neck joints.
- Traumatic brain injuries occur when the head hits the steering wheel or window due to the impact. The outside of the head looks unharmed, but the brain has sustained an injury. Dizziness, sleepiness, or changes in behavior may be the only symptoms.
- Bruising and swelling can happen in odd places during an accident. A bump of an elbow, a flying object to the back or the seat belt can cause bruises to appear. Swelling often comes along with the bruises.
If you start experiencing one or more of these hidden injuries, go back to the doctor. They need immediate attention. Then, you definitely need to contact our car accident attorneys in New Orleans. The lawyers at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys can help. You can call us at (504) 345-1111. Our offices open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, and we also answer your call 24/7. You can also get in touch with us via LiveChat. We offer free consults and charge no fees unless we win your case.