How to be safe on a night out
Bars and clubs tend to have security and staff on hand to ensure that everyone in attendance is as safe as they can be. Obviously in a bar there will be alcohol available, and this can lower people’s inhibitions and awareness, which can make it more likely that accidents will happen, as well as fights and other problems. The best way for you to stay out of any potential danger is to drink less and keep your wits about you, but here are some other tips that may help.
- Go with friends. It is always easier to be safe if you are in a group with people you trust. When you are out and about, try to stick with your friends, and arrange a place to meet back if anyone gets separated from the group.
- Let someone know where you are. Even if you are going with friends, tell someone who is not going with you where you are going to be and what time you expect to be home. This way if something does happen, the alarm can be raised much sooner if someone knows where you were going.
- Don’t drink too much. It can be easy to get carried away and drink too much in a club or bar, so set yourself a limit when you go out and try to stick to it. A good way to do this is to drink non alcoholic drinks in between alcoholic drinks, so you keep a clear head and don’t drink too quickly.
- Get a taxi. If you have been drinking then you obviously shouldn’t be driving home, but you don’t want to risk walking alone late at night either. Book a taxi in advance, or get the bar to call a taxi for you when you are ready to leave.
Finding solicitors in Hanley to claim compensation
If you have an accident in a bar or club that you feel is the fault of another customer, the staff or the bar itself, then you should be able to use solicitors in Hanley, or elsewhere in the UK, to put together a compensation claim that is likely to be successful. As long as you have evidence that your accident was not your fault and that your injuries were serious enough, then your claim should be successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your accident, and get advice on whether or not you should put together a claim. You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial phone call but, if you do decide to go ahead, you will be passed over to our in house solicitors who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitor will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 1st April 2014
Author: David Brown