How to avoid injury when drinking and make an injury claim if something goes wrong
It is far more likely that you will get injured when you are drinking than at almost any other time. Your inhibitions are lowered when you are drinking, as is your sense of what is dangerous and how best to take care of yourself. It is always best to try to keep your drinking to a lower level whenever you are out of the house so that you are able to think clearly and avoid hazards as much as possible.
However, obviously this isn’t always absolutely possible, or you might be drinking and not realise how quickly you are getting drunk, so it is too late by the time you realise that you need to stop or slow down. In this case, here are some ways to avoid injury.
- Stay in a group. It is often quite easy to have a couple of drinks and then wander off to talk to people or to explore on your own, which puts you in danger of serious attack or injury. Make sure that when you are out drinking you stick with your group for the whole evening, not just at the beginning.
- Know how you are getting home. You should never be wandering around the streets late at night on your own, especially when you have been drinking. Before you start drinking, make a plan for getting home with other people or in a taxi, and then stick to it.
- Pace yourself. Too many people place the onus on drinking for their fun night out. You can have just as much, if not more, fun if you are not drinking heavily, as you will be able to remember more of the night. You are also much less likely to have an accident if you are not too drunk.
- Watch where you are going. Slips and falls are very common on nights out drinking, as it is very often dark in clubs and pubs, and when you are drinking your vision can be a little fuzzy anyway.
Make your injury claim in Trafford
If you have been injured by another person then you may be able to make an injury claim in Trafford against them. However, if you have been drinking then it may not be as straightforward as you might hope to make your injury claim in Trafford. The best way for you to find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
The team will be more than happy to talk you through the process of making an injury claim in Trafford, as well as providing you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can make the injury claim in Trafford on your behalf.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown