St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, which means that celebrations will consume the entire weekend here in Toledo. Irish or not, area residents will be dusting off their green clothing and making plans with their friends. In the early seventeenth century, St. Patrick’s Day was an official “feast day” commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Today, people generally know the holiday for its green beer and a reason to drink at 6 am.
Area establishments are holding St. Patrick’s Day parties on Saturday and Sunday, allowing more than enough time for Toledoans to celebrate their so-called “Irish heritage”. This is exciting for many, as it gives a special reason to go out with friends and dress somewhat silly. But, this two-day celebration also creates concentrated areas of individuals drinking more than usual, which can result in unsafe conditions for everyone.
Some tips our office has to stay safe on St. Patrick’s Day are as follows:
- Always have a designated driver
- If you see erratic behavior on the roadway, notify the police and keep a clear distance.
- If you see dangerous drunken behavior displayed by any party-goers, try to stay far away from them or leave the bar altogether.
St. Patrick’s Day is meant to be a fun time for all, but you must ensure your safety among the irresponsible party-goers. You can never predict the behavior of others, but you can do your best to steer clear of behavior that may cause harm.
Injured at a Toledo Bar
If you attended a celebration that has resulted in serious injury and medical expenses, call our office at 800.637.8170. People must take responsibility for their behavior, and alcohol is never an excuse.
Injured at a Toledo Event
On St. Patrick’s Day weekend there are several events held in a variety of venues. These often include tents full of people, with alcohol pouring freely. If you have attended an event such as this in the hopes to have an enjoyable time, but instead you were injured by another individual, call our personal injury attorneys.