Ringing in the New Year in New York is an unforgettable experience that celebrates the last 365 days while looking ahead to a new year full of opportunities and joy. With that in mind, you should still take certain precautions to make sure your celebration is safe and enjoyable, since there are certain dangers to consider. If you choose to visit Times Square for the New Year’s celebration, then be extra careful and make sure you dress warmly and know who you are going with, especially if you have children with you.
New Year’s celebrations in New York are legendary and people come from all over the world to join together and embrace all the possibilities of the coming year. If you are planning a party and want to serve alcohol, make sure you do so responsibly. This means you should not serve alcohol to minors under the age of legal consumption, and also encourage your guests not to drink in excess. If you observe that someone is clearly impaired, then make sure they are not planning on driving anywhere. Help them into a taxi or allow them to stay at your home so that they do not endanger anyone by driving while intoxicated.
If you plan on going to Times Square to ring in the New Year, then make sure you know what to expect. It is one of the largest crowds in New York and can easily be overwhelming. Make sure you wear warm clothes, since the cold winter weather can be dangerous if you are not dressed appropriately. If you are going with friends, then know who you are with and stick together. Have a plan on where to meet if people get separated, especially if you have any children or younger people with you. There is always a large law enforcement presence at these gatherings, so if you do become separated from a child or experience a medical emergency, quickly gain the attention of an officer and seek help immediately.
Unfortunately, such large crowds also pose the possibility of petty theft. Make sure any valuables you wear are secure and keep track of your wallet or purse at all times. Doing so can help avoid loss of possessions and more serious consequences. If you are injured while celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York due to someone else’s negligence or malicious behavior, then call the experienced New York personal injury attorneys of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your case and talk about your options.