Why do so many boat crashes at the Lake of the Ozarks happen? Have you ever asked yourself that? It’s sad but true. If you know someone who has been hurt in a boating accident, please call our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks today. The medical bills can be VERY expensive and there’s no reason you shouldn’t get fair compensation for your injuries. Negligence while boating leads to far too many injuries and worse. Keep reading this week’s blog for a few of the common reasons boat crashes happen at the Lake of the Ozarks. For your free boat accident legal consultation, call Deputy and Mizell today. We can be reached at 417-532-2191.
Boat Crashes: Why Do They Happen?
TOO MANY PEOPLE ON THE BOAT.
If your boat has way too many people on in it, then you could have a hard time driving it successfully. The overcrowded boat will most likely result in your blocked view and difficulty seeing other boats on the Lake, bouys, debris in the water or surrounding docks.
THE BOATER DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH BOATING EXPERIENCE.
You should not be boating unless you have had the proper boating courses and training. You also need to have a legal boating license to drive a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks. There are several free boating safety courses you can find around here by doing a simple internet search. An inexperienced boater may not know how to react quickly when needed or how to boat over strong wakes.
NOT PAYING ATTENTION.
Distracted boating can mean a lot of things, from eating while driving the boat to talking to other people on the boat and not paying attention while driving it. Just be sure you have no one sitting in front of you blocking your view while driving the boat, you need to be able to see everything.
BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
Boating while intoxicated can be a top cause of boating accidents but so can boating while under the influence of drugs.
GOING TOO FAST.
Every summer thousands of people come to the Lake of the Ozarks to visit. It becomes a very popular vacation destination that time of year. With all those people on boats on the water, when just as few as one boat excessively speeds through, it can cause a world of damage. It doesn’t take long for a horrific boating accident to happen.
Whatever the reason may be for the crash, our boat accident lawyers are here for you! There’s no excuse for putting the lives of others in danger due to negligent boating. We have handled many cases that were caused for a number of reasons.
We represent people who have been injured in all types of boats:
- Fishing boats
- Ski boats
- Deck boats
- Jet Skis
- Other personal watercraft (PWC)
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