Tailgating Safety

by Staff | November 11th, 2019

The road to the playoffs has begun for the 2019 football season, and that means it is prime tailgating time. There’s no better way to pass the hours before a big game than by grilling burgers and hotdogs, catching up with friends and family, and even catching the scores of other games across the country. But while tailgates may seem like innocent afternoon fun, they can quickly turn tragic if a few simple safety precautions aren’t followed.

Tailgate-related injuries are rare, but they happen to people every year outside stadiums across America. The combination of packed parking lots, alcohol consumption, and even flammable grills can create dangerous situations. In addition, many people underestimate the dangers that can occur at a packed tailgate party, and that can put them, their loved ones, and nearby fans in danger.

To stay safe while tailgating during the remaining games of this year’s football season, do your best to follow the tips in our Tailgate Safety infographic:

Injured at a Tailgate? You Need Legal Representation.

As the tips above indicate, tailgates can be dangerous places, especially when other tailgaters are negligent. And if you were hurt at a tailgate party, you may be facing a long road to recovery and significant time away from work. That can make it difficult to stay on top of your medical bills and even your family’s daily living expenses.

Trying to get compensation after a tailgate accident is a complicated uphill battle, especially if you go it alone. That’s because more than one person or party may be liable for your injuries and proving each party’s level of responsibility requires evidence and years of experience building compensation claims.

Furthermore, insurance companies are quick to reduce or deny otherwise valid claims from victims after all types of accidents, including tailgate accidents. The last thing you should have to deal with while recovering is an uncooperative insurance company and an adjuster who wants to pay you as little as possible.

Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin Is Here to Help

Our personal injury lawyers know what you’re going through, and we know what it will take to help you get maximum compensation for your tailgate injury. From the moment you contact us, we’ll begin collecting evidence that shows who was responsible for the accident. In addition, we’ll calculate exactly how much your injuries will cost you and your family, and we’ll make sure the insurance company knows how much money you’re owed.

Trust our experience and our track record of success. We’ve been helping injured victims throughout Indiana and Illinois for more than 40 years, and we’re ready to help you, too. Best of all, we don’t charge any upfront fees for our services. You don’t owe us anything unless we get money for you—that’s our No Fee Guarantee®.

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