The state of Louisiana is one of the biggest tourist attractions for summer vacations. With beaches, rivers and lively cities, there are so many different things that tourists come here to do. With that, unfortunately, there is a chance for many kinds of injuries that could occur on a Louisiana vacation that could put your trip plans in jeopardy. If you are planning on visiting Louisiana soon, or you will be hosting family or friends in your home state, it’s important that you know the kinds of injuries that could happen.
What Are the Different Injuries That Could Happen on Vacation?
- Slip and fall: Whether you are swimming in a river or pool at your hotel, you could easily slip and fall and severely injure yourself while on vacation. This type of injury could get even more complicated if premises liability is in question, and if you believe that someone was at fault for your injury. Watch out for slippery surfaces, and don’t run around swimming pools or any other water surfaces.
- Drunk driving accident: Louisiana is known for its party lifestyle, especially around the French Quarter in New Orleans. This increases the chance of drunk driving and overall reckless behavior that could put others in danger. Take an Uber or Lyft if you plan on drinking during your vacation, or at least make sure there is a sober designated driver in your travel group.
- Pedestrian injury: As a tourist, you might want to book a hotel that is close to the museums, restaurants, and other tourist attractions in order to walk to your locations. However, with this comes the risk of being injured as a pedestrian on the busy streets, especially during the crowded summer season. Be extra cautious if you are walking with young children or elderly family members, and always follow the pedestrian signals.
The possibility of getting injured while on vacation should never deter you from travelling, but it is always good to know the risks. If you or someone you know is ever injured as a tourist in Louisiana, our attorneys at Galloway Jefcoat LLP can help you receive compensation in court. Contact us today for a free consultation.