Buffalo Tailgate Safety

by William Mattar | May 21st, 2019

If there is one thing the people of Buffalo know how to do, it is tailgate at sporting events and concerts. Whenever there is a major event at the hockey arena or football stadium, you will usually see thousands of proud Buffalonians tailgating and enjoying themselves. While tailgating is meant to be fun, it should also be safe. Some Buffalo sports fans have started to develop a reputation for less-than-safe tailgating which could be changed if everyone just followed a few pieces of advice.

Drink Responsibly

Alcoholic drinks seem to be staples at tailgating events, and there is nothing wrong with adults enjoying alcohol. However, you should learn to enjoy alcohol responsibly and avoid becoming a nuisance or danger to others. Stay with your group if you plan on drinking, and make sure to have a designated driver arranged before you start your tailgating festivities.

Try The Organized Events

Most large events in Buffalo have tailgate parties that are sponsored by local corporations or radio stations. These events usually have alcohol servers who are not hesitant to deny alcohol to people who are already intoxicated, and these events also offer access to Uber or taxi services that can be used for the ride home. The best part about these events is that they are contained in one area where you can have fun and not worry about the problems that can arise when intoxicated people start roaming large parking lots. You should always act responsibly when you consume alcohol.

Never Tailgate Alone

Tailgating is sometimes more fun when you are part of a group as opposed to an individual going from tailgate party to tailgate party. A lot of big parties being held within a large crowd can be a dangerous situation. You should may want to have some friends with at all times in case something happens and you need emergency assistance.

Be Careful What You Eat And Drink

You should plan on bringing your own food and drink with you when you are preparing to tailgate. People in party situations can be unpredictable, and it is difficult to tell what you might get if you try someone else’s food or drink.

While tailgating is meant to be fun, it can be the source of real injuries and property damage. If you have experienced any kind of injury or loss as the result of a tailgating experience, we encourage you to call the experienced lawyers at our firm for the best possible legal advice.