There’s nothing quite like seeing your favourite band live with thousands of other admirers but what’s even better is days on end of your favourite bands at a music festival. These can be terrific fun and a great way to get away with a group of friends. However, there are serious dangers at these festivals, with alcohol being one of the highest ranking risks.
Accident Advice Helpline aims to help people stay safe in a large variety of settings and with over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists, we know what to look for. Drinking alcohol at a festival can be dangerous and, in extreme cases, can result in serious injury or death for those who are not careful.
Why you need to be careful when drinking alcohol at a festival
- Dehydration. Alcohol saps your body of the necessary liquids as it’s a diuretic – it makes you need to pee often. When you’re in a festive mood this is dangerous as it often causes you to drink more as you become thirsty and you become drunk and run a really high risk of dehydration, especially in the summer. You’ll know you’re dehydrated if you start feeling excessively thirsty, fatigued, dizzy, nauseated and develop a bad headache.
- Lack of help. Although there are always designated medical teams at festivals in case of emergencies, when you are in trouble, it’s the people immediately around you who you will need to rely on. Chances are they won’t be in a stable enough condition to administer first aid to you, which is why we caution you to be wise when drinking at a festival.
- Poor decisions. When you’re intoxicated, your inhibitions are lowered to the point of making decisions that you wouldn’t when sober. Many people are arrested or sued for things they did while they were drunk and it’s due to a diminished ability to make wise decisions.
Were you injured at a festival by someone else?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you claim for injuries suffered at festivals due to the poor decision making of others. If you sustained injury or damage to personal items because someone else failed to regard your safety, call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take our 30-second test. Don’t hold off if you’re afraid of going to court as most claims can be processed over the telephone.