Bristol has one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Britain and is therefore, very popular with young club-goers and attracting interest from people all over the UK. Here are some tips that will assist in staying safe while on a night out in Bristol:
- Bring your ID – Many bars and clubs in Bristol operate a strict policy when it comes to producing ID to gain admission. Ensure that you bring your ID with in order to avoid disappointment.
- Avoid drinking too much – It’s important not to drink too much alcohol when on a night out. Alcohol can impair your judgement and also your physical senses. You are much more likely to be involved in an accident after having consumed alcohol. This includes slips, trips and falls, and physical altercations. In addition to the effects of alcohol on a night out, alcohol causes dehydration which is the primary cause of the negative effects suffered during a hangover. Ensure you drink plenty of water in order to combat the ill effects of dehydration such as nausea and vomiting.
- Never leave a drink unattended – An unattended drink can be spiked. It’s important to keep an eye on your drink at all times. If you have to go to the toilet, ensure that a trusted friend keeps an eye on your drink. In addition, there are anti-spiking devices which consist of a rubber stopper and curved straw, which can be placed into your drink.
- ICE – ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. You should store a trusted contact on your phone under this name in case the unthinkable should occur. This will help emergency services to notify someone of your circumstances.
Accident on a night out in Bristol?
If you’ve been injured on a night out in Bristol, possibly as the result of a slipping or tripping, that wasn’t your fault, and it happened within the last three years, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information on how you could make a 100% no-win-no-fee* trip or slip claim. The majority of claims are settled outside court, meaning many of our clients will not have to make a court appearance when pursuing a claim for compensation.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice