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College Students Roll In For Carnival Season

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Mardi Gras is March 8, 2011. It is one of the biggest and most well-attended holidays in New Orleans. Although other cities will celebrate Mardi Gras, nothing compares to New Orleans which is why thousands of people descend upon New Orleans to participate in this yearly event. It also leads to an influx of students from colleges and universities around the country, many of whom will be staying with friends on campus.

Tulane and Loyola will be closed for the week, but most college students stick around and invite all their friends. Both universities will open rooms for visitors, because they want them to take part in the city’s culture, but they will have strict guidelines. They have reminded students that “carnival season” can be dangerous. Loyola even printed Do’s and Don’ts on their campus newspaper, reminding students that even silly stuff can get them arrested.

We at Lawsuit Financial hope you will follow these tips ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable Carnival season.

1. Lock all doors – room and vehicle.

2. Don’t leave valuables unattended.

3. Travel in groups and know your surroundings.

4. Don’t get too close to floats, even if they aren’t moving.

5. Stay behind barricades and on the curb of parade route.

6. If you drink alcohol, do so responsibly. Do not consume more than one standard drink per hour. Never leave your drink unattended or accept drinks from strangers.

7. Watch for signs of alcohol poisoning and seek help immediately.

We understand that this is a time to hang out with friends and get away from the books. We understand that college kids go to party and have fun but, we encourage you to be observant, be sensible, and follow these safety tips. Make smart decisions! Your life depends on it!

Mark Bello has thirty-three years experience as a trial lawyer and twelve years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by plaintiffs involved in pending, personal injury litigation. Bello is a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Business Associate of the Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado Associations for Justice, a member of the American Bar Association as well as their ABA Advisory Committee, the State Bar of Michigan and the Injury Board.