Tips to Stay Safe During Festival Season in Austin, Texas
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys know that Austin’s festival season runs from spring through fall, with very few breaks in the action each year. While larger music festivals like Austin City Limits and South by Southwest often take center stage, there are hundreds of food and music festivals, sports, conventions, and sights that bring more than 30 million domestic visitors to Austin annually.
When any of our city’s nearly 965,000 residents mingle with out-of-towners, things can get a little crowded — and not just inside the hosting venues. The influx of people also means increased traffic, which lends itself to additional distracted, impaired, and other negligent drivers on our roadways.
Here are a few ways to safely navigate all the exciting festivals Austin has to offer.
Remain Aware of Your Surroundings
Enjoying the sights and sounds of Austin often means placing yourself in a venue where you have no control over the safety measures the premises owner or event coordinators have in place.
Although you cannot control how the venue is set up, you can take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with where the first aid tents and emergency exits, alarms, and communication stations are located.
Be sure to keep your personal belongings safe, and partner with a friend when walking in potentially unsafe public areas, parking structures, lots, and walkways.
Even when you do all you can to identify and mitigate unsafe circumstances, public and private premises may become dangerous when negligence is a factor. If you or someone you love has been injured because of property hazards, lack of security, or other negligent circumstances during festival season in Austin, we can help you understand who may be liable for your damages.
Never Get Behind the Wheel of a Vehicle While Impaired
Austin festival season also means lots of beer, wine, and spirits tents for event attendees to enjoy their favorite libations with friends, family, and thousands of other attendees who are there to have a good time.
What many people forget while they are enjoying the music is they must eventually get home. If you drive, or ride in another person’s vehicle, be sure to have a designated driver on hand. Getting behind the wheel while impaired can lead to more than just you and your occupants getting hurt or killed, it can jeopardize the well-being of everyone on our roadways.
If a designated driver is unavailable, call a cab or schedule an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare driver to transport you to and from the venue.
While taking an Uber or Lyft ride is safer than getting behind the wheel while impaired, our auto accident attorneys know that rideshare accidents can happen. Whether they are the fault of your driver, or that of third party, the negligent driver who caused the crash can also be held liable for your injuries, and full financial recovery. We can help.
Contact Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys for Help Today
While we hope none of our Austin residents, or any of the city’s visitors need us — during festival season, or any other time of year — if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a because of another person or party’s negligence in Texas, call our skilled personal injury attorneys at (512) 883-0277 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.
We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.