Are you looking for something to do this Memorial Day Weekend with your family? There is always something fun to do in New Orleans. The New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau has a list of things to do in NoLA. New Orleans Online also has information on city attractions.

Below are some of the special events that are scheduled to take place over Memorial Day Weekend.

  • New Orleans Wine and Food Experience allows people to enjoy unique events such as the Royal Street Stroll, intimate wine dinners, and wine seminars. This is a great event for wine enthusiasts and novices who want to learn more about exceptional wine and food pairings.
  • Bayou Country SuperFest is in its eighth year. This is the first year it is being held in New Orleans. You can see all your favorite country stars as they play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the heart of the Downtown/Central Business District. For a full schedule, visit the event’s website.
  • New Orleans Greek Festival is in its 44th Come down to Bayou St. John to enjoy delicious Greek food and wine while you experience traditional Greek dancing and live music. You can tour the beautiful Cathedral and visit the Greer grocery for more delicious treats. A wonderful time enjoying food, shopping, music, dancing, and more.
  • The National World War 11 Museum is a great way to celebrate Memorial Day and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. The Museum traditionally holds several events to honor Memorial Day. You can visit their website to get a detailed list of the weekend’s activities.

Increased Traffic in New Orleans for Memorial Day Weekend

Because of the special events for Memorial Day Weekend, you can expect an increase in traffic throughout New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Many people will come into the city to enjoy the celebrations. Unfortunately, the extra traffic increases your risk of being injured in a motor vehicle accident. While you cannot control what others do while driving, you can take extra steps to protect yourself. Remain alert at all times, allow extra distance between you and other vehicles, and allow extra time to arrive at your destination.

If you are involved in a traffic accident this Memorial Day Weekend, contact 911 immediately to report the accident and wait for police officers to arrive at the accident scene. Refrain from discussing the accident until the police arrive. If possible, take pictures of the accident scene and get the contact information for any eyewitnesses. See your family doctor as soon as possible if you don’t go to the emergency room to document your injuries.

Because you may be dealing with an out-of-state driver, be cautious of dealing with the insurance adjuster for the driver. It is wise to consult with a New Orleans car accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

We Can Help If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

Call Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to request a free consultation with a New Orleans car accident attorney. You don’t have to face this on your own. We can help you by dealing with the insurance adjuster and other parties so you can focus on your health.