The Lake of the Ozarks has been known for being the #1 Recreational Lake in the Nation and for good reason! Thousands of tourists venture year every summer to enjoy all of the fun this lake has to offer. There are so many water activities that take place here on the lake, such as:
- Wave runner/Jet ski Riding
…etc. It is important to keep in mind that boating accidents DO happen at the Lake of the Ozarks and it takes EVERYONE being safe to try and avoid these tragic types of accidents. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Deputy and Mizell today. Our Missouri boating accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you and those you care about, deserve, for your injuries. We can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 or our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990. Your first consultation is FREE.
AVOID BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED AT ALL COSTS.
It is absolutely not a good idea to drive a boat while intoxicated, not only could you get a BWI, but you are also putting your life, your fellow passengers’ lives, and the lives of those around you in jeopardy. It just isn’t worth it.
WEAR YOUR LIFEJACKET WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A WATER SPORT.
Even if you are a very talented swimmer, being in the Lake is not like swimming in your average swimming pool. This Lake has more shoreline than California, there can be a lot of other boaters in the area and not all of those other boaters who come to the Lake area are experienced captains, and unfortunately, mistakes happen. At least having a life jacket on can help you stay above water in an unexpected circumstance and also enjoy your wakeboarding, kneeboarding, etc.
KNOW WHAT TO DO IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Know what to do in the event that there is a boating emergency. For example, if you are captaining the boat, know what to do if there is another boater, who isn’t paying attention, headed right for you and your boat, and everyone on board at a very rapid speed. Know how to boat defensively when you need to.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER.
Do not be stuck out in the middle of the Lake during a thunder and lightning storm. Try an prevent this from happening by checking your weather apps and new stations BEFORE you get out on the water when you still have time reschedule your boating trip.
LET SOMEONE KNOW WHEN YOU’RE OUT ON THE WATER ALONE.
If something tragic happens and you are out on the Lake alone, it could be a lot longer before first responders know about it versus having someone out there with you, who could possibly contact the authorities on your behalf.
Boat Safely and Remember Our Boat Accident Lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks Are Here For You!
No one plans to come to the Lake of the Ozarks and get into a boating accident but unfortunately, it DOES happen. If you ever find yourself in this sort of situation, we are here for you. Give us a call at one of our Mid-MO law offices, our phone numbers are listed below. You can also stay up to date on our latest announcements by following us on our social media channels listed below.
Contact Deputy & Mizell, LLC to schedule your private (FREE) consultation today.
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