Mardi Gras has officially kicked into high gear, and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy the festivities. The Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys from Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers would like to point out a few events you should consider attending, as well as offer some tips to stay safe.
Different krewes began hosting parades around the state as early as back in January, but a majority of the revelry taking place in the streets will occur over the next several days. WBRZ 2 News offers a list of many of the upcoming parades that are taking place in different Louisiana cities.
It’s not Mardi Gras without plenty of food and drink to celebrate. Many restaurants and bars will be holding events and specials until Fat Tuesday, but this brings up another issue: drunk driving.
Mardi Gras is notorious for contributing to a rise in Louisiana car accidents where alcohol is a factor. In fact, the holiday is the deadliest in the state when it comes to traffic fatalities. In 2009, 22 people were killed and approximately 1,000 were injured as the result of traffic collisions during the days surrounding Mardi Gras.
That’s why Dudley DeBosier’s team of Louisiana car accident lawyers are urging you to do your part to keep Louisiana’s roadways safe during Mardi Gras by refraining from drinking and driving. Simply designate a driver before leaving the house or use a cab or rideshare service to get home safely.
We hope you have a safe and happy Mardi Gras!