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3 Spring Break Safety Tips for Las Vegas Partygoers

Las Vegas is one of the most popular spring break destinations in the United States. From late February to April, partygoers from around the world close their textbooks, book their discounted flights, and flock to this wonderland of 24/7 parties, famous nightclubs, gambling, and specialty shows. However, there are natural dangers associated with hardcore partying and recreational drinking.

Spring break injuries are often caused by:

  • Slip and falls
  • Alcohol-related events
  • Assaults
  • Roadway collisions
  • Drowning incidents
  • Attraction-related accidents

To help you have a safe and memorable Las Vegas experience, the personal injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson have compiled this list of important spring break safety tips.

Trip #1: Plan Your Trip in Advance

When it comes to planning a safe trip, preparation is key! Make sure you follow his checklist before you leave:

  1. Double-check that your tickets, reservations, and emergency documents are ready to go
  2. Ask if you can have a hotel room on a higher floor to prevent theft
  3. Review Las Vegas news articles to determine if your hotel and party locations are safe
  4. Refill any essential prescriptions through your medical provider before leaving
  5. Prepare an emergency cash stash and backup credit cards
  6. Pack a small first aid kit
  7. Create a list of emergency contacts to carry in your wallet

Trip #2: Travel Safely

A serious traffic collision or fake-Uber kidnapping is not how you want to end your spring break. Follow these tips to stay safe on the strip:

  1. Never drink and drive
  2. If you’re on a road trip, periodically rotate drivers to avoid fatigue
  3. Make sure your party is equipped with valid driver’s licenses
  4. Don’t accept rides from intoxicated friends, family members, or hired drivers
  5. Only use official taxi services and prearranged rideshare drivers
  6. Ask to see a taxi driver’s ID or double-check a ridershare driver’s ID before accepting a ride
  7. Always use a cellular GPS program like Waze to keep track of your driver’s route
  8. If you ever feel unsafe, ask the taxi or ridershare driver to pull over
  9. Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle
  10. Keep a copy of your hotel’s name, phone number, and address

Tip #3: Drink Responsibly

When it comes to celebrating spring break in Las Vegas, you want to gamble with your money, not your life. While drinking and partying often go hand-in-hand, it’s important to recognize your limits and make smart choices. Unfortunately, most accidents and injuries that occur during spring break are alcohol-related. To avoid spending your vacation at a Las Vegas emergency room, follow these tips and imbibe in moderation:

  1. Establish a drinking limit while you’re still sober and ask a friend to help cut you off
  2. Assign a designated driver or plan to hire a taxi or rideshare service
  3. Eat before going out to drink
  4. Review Las Vegas liquor laws before starting the party
  5. Keep the golden rule of partying in mind: come with your friend, and leave with your friends
  6. Pace your drinking and take frequent water breaks, especially if you’re also dancing
  7. Always keep an eye on your drink – unscrupulous characters are not above taking advantage
  8. Likewise, avoid drinking from open beverage sources
  9. Don’t walk the strip alone after drinking; call a professional service to drop you off at your hotel

Injured by a Negligent Party During Spring Break? Schedule a Consultation

We hope you have a fantastic spring break experience that you’ll remember for only the best reasons. However, if you’re injured by a negligent party during your vacation, contact the Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson as soon as possible. Our experienced legal team has over 60 years of collective legal experience and a thorough understanding of applicable state and federal laws. We can investigate your case, properly identify the negligent party, and help you secure compensation that facilitates your recovery process.

We offer 24/7 legal services! Contact Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 602-8869 to schedule a free case evaluation.