By: Mathew H. Fry, Esquire
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles for winning the NFC Championship and earning a Super Bowl berth! Sunday’s resounding victory is especially exciting for us Philadelphia fans, who are thirsting for the Lombardi Trophy. Although we hope that you continue to enjoy the celebrations over the next two weeks – and beyond – we urge you to continue to stay careful in protecting your own safety and the safety of everyone else in our community.
Almost needless to say, laws prohibiting Driving Under the Influence do not take – and should not take – a holiday from protecting the safety of our community just because our Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl. Stay smart and stay safe.
And when it comes to celebrating in stadiums, concert halls, and bars and restaurants, these venues should have adequate security to make sure fans and their families have good clean fun but also stay safe. Sometimes, however, these venues may not do what they need to do to protect their customers, and unnecessary harm can unfortunately result. Intoxicated patrons, or rowdy fans, can cause incidental injuries to nearby customers, and a strong security presence should be there to make sure that things don’t get out of hand in the first place. Of course, you need to take a proactive approach yourself, and immediately report all improper behavior before it gets dangerous.
However, if someone becomes injured, to protect yourself and your family, immediately call 911 for emergency help, make a police report, and take pictures or videos of the incident, if you can do so safely. If there are injuries, thoroughly report them, take pictures of them, and promptly obtain whatever medical treatment is required.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney, please contact Matthew H. Fry, Esquire at the Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP at 610-565-5700 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And …. GO EAGLES!