Personal Injury and St. Patrick’s Day

With a name like McGinity, there’s no doubt that Douglas McGinity LOVES St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration and fun for many! It’s a day to relax, celebrate with friends and enjoy holiday fun and traditions.

In New Orleans, St. Patrick’s Day is a week and a half of festivities and fun. Between parades and legendary block parties, there is something for everyone on March 17th! The most sought out activity is the annual  St. Patrick’s Day parade. This parade rolls down the lower section of Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue. Marchers and riders in the parade will have plenty of green beads, doubloon, and tossing of ingredients for a traditional Irish Stew. Onions, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage will be flying through the air and people will wait with large sacks to catch their provisions.

Unfortunately, it’s prevalent for those who are celebrating to have a little bit too much to drink and then get behind the wheel. As a result, it’s one of the most dangerous holidays to be a road or even be a pedestrian. Douglas McGinity is one of the best personal injury and DUI attorneys in Louisiana, and would like to share a few tips to help you avoid injuries on St. Patrick’s Day:


  1. No matter how little you drink, do not get behind the wheel of a car or even ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking.
  2. Arrange your transportation beforehand. Uber and Lyft are great rideshare companies that you can easily use to get home safely.
  3. Stay alert. Even as a pedestrian, there are still drunk drivers on the road.
  4. Travel in groups! A single walker is less likely to be seen by drivers and are subject for robberies or assault.

If you are injured this St. Patrick’s Day because of another’s negligence or reckless actions, you have rights! Call Douglas McGinity at (985) 892-4444 on the Northshore or (504) 581-2222 in New Orleans to represent you in your personal injury case.