Brighton boasts one of Britain’s most interesting and varied nights out with different things to do every night and with the party often lasting until the morning.
While there are cinemas, theatres and comedy clubs available which have limited risk associated if you are heading to one of the many pubs or bars then there is more risk of injury after drinking or being around drunk people.
You might like to visit the oldest pub in Brighton, The Cricketers, which is still very popular or one of the bars on the beach such as the Fortune of War. Catering for the lesbian and gay community you can visit the Amsterdam bar or the R-Bar while there is a Lucky Voice karaoke bar on Black Lion Street. To take the night later you can go clubbing at the likes of Shooshh Nightclub or the Tube which is on the seafront.
When you are drunk you are more vulnerable as your instincts are dulled and your inhibitions reduced. Be aware that suffering trips, slips and falls is more likely when drunk or around drunk people.
Having a drink increases the likelihood of confrontation so avoid using aggressive body language or speaking out of turn. Stick with the group you go out with and avoid walking home alone or in under lit areas.
- Always stay aware of where your drink is and make sure no one is able to tamper with it.
- If you feel like you have been spiked then stay with people you trust and ask them to look out for you. This may include being unstable on your feet and an increased chance of trips, falls and slips.
- Think about your friends and look out for their drinks and signs of spiking
- Don’t accept drinks from strangers or swap drinks with others.
- Tell a friend if you go out with someone you don’t know and make it clear what time you will be back.
Be careful on the beach
Going to quiet parts of the beach or around the West Pier at night is not recommended, stay to more central areas.
Only take taxis from reputable taxi-ranks or by pre-booking through a recommended company. There have been reports of rape so if you are taking a taxi alone at night then sit in the back and if possible share the ride. Make sure you report any incidents to the police.
If you suffer an injury from a fall, trip or slip or some other accident on a night out in Brighton then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We have years of experience dealing with compensation claims for exactly this sort of incident.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice