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27 Jan / 2021

Socializing Safely During the Pandemic


Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer If You’ve Been Hurt

The COVID pandemic has been ongoing for months. While we have learned a lot regarding the spread of the disease and ways to prevent infection, people are starting to return to activities in person while taking necessary precautions. As we slowly begin to get together with friends and family, it is important to maintain our safety in the context of COVID-19 and in routine matters. 

If you experience an injury while socializing during the pandemic, you should contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer to discuss the circumstances of your injury and your rights to recovery. Especially in a time as emotionally-charged as the pandemic, working with a compassionate and experienced personal injury attorney is important. Trust Gilormo Injury Law with your personal injury case.

Attending or Hosting a Gathering

One way to stay safe during COVID while socializing is to host or attend a small gathering at a private residence, preferably outdoors. As a host, you should be mindful of any hazards that could harm your invited guests and strive to fix them before the opportunity for an accident or injury occurs. If you are attending a small gathering at someone’s home, you should also be aware of your surroundings and careful to avoid injury, even though the liability could be on someone else. In addition to standard precautions, you should be mindful of the risk of COVID-19, and take precautions, such as staying home if you feel sick, keeping a safe distance from others, practicing handwashing, and wearing face coverings over the nose and mouth.

Your Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Wants You to be Safe When Going Out  

Another option for socializing is going out to dinner or meeting friends to hang out at a restaurant or bar. These businesses have a duty to maintain safe premises and protect guests from hazardous conditions on the property. In these times of COVID, additional safety measures are in place including capacity restrictions, distancing requirements,  face covering requirements, and sanitizing high contact areas. If unsafe conditions cause you injury, working with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer will help you preserve your rights to recovery as you work through your claim.

Tips From Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are out and about in town, you may find it necessary to use a rideshare service to get to your destination. There are additional safety recommendations in place due to COVID for both service providers and customers. Some of the precautions include:

  • Sanitize high contact areas. Drivers can provide disposable cleaning products to passengers, and passengers can also come prepared with their own sanitizers.
  • Wear face coverings that cover the mouth and nose.
  • Avoid close contact with others by sitting as far apart as possible in the vehicle.
  • Passengers should avoid accepting rides from drivers who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness and they should avoid joining a pooled ride with sick passengers. Likewise, drivers should avoid accepting sick passengers for their own safety as well as the safety of other passengers.

In addition to taking precautions during the pandemic while using a rideshare service, there are plenty of risks associated with rideshare accidents. If you experience an injury while using a service, you should contact an Atlanta rideshare accident attorney to discuss your claim.

Work With an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you experienced an injury while socializing at a private residence or a business, you should contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer. Call Gilormo Injury Law at 770-343-7101 to discuss your legal options.  We have an office in Alpharetta and Cumming for your convenience. 

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