Boating is extremely popular in the Lake of the Ozarks region. People from all over the state — and all over the country — come to this region to enjoy our lakes and waterways. Boating can truly be a way to make unforgettable memories with your family at the Lake of the Ozarks, but safety can be a primary concern, especially over holiday weekends. It takes everyone being safe while boating, including boating sober and boating at an appropriate speed. If you have been the victim of a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks and need strong representation you can count on, call Deputy and Mizell for a free consultation. Keep reading for the answers to a few frequently asked questions on boating accidents.
Boating Accident FAQs
Q: What types of boating accidents can Deputy and Mizell provide representation for?
A: We represent people who have been injured in all types of boats:
Other personal watercraft (PWC)
Q: What are some of the common causes for boating accidents at the Lake of the Ozarks?
A: Some of the most common causes of boating accident in the area are boating while intoxicated (when another boat operator is driving under the influence of alcohol), excessive speeding, overcrowded boats and driver inexperience.
Q: What sorts of injuries are common at the Lake of the Ozarks in regard to boating accidents on a holiday weekend, like Memorial Day weekend?
A: According to KY3:
“Even though troopers say they receive between five to 15 calls for boating injuries, crashes, or medial calls while on the water every weekend, several injuries never get reported.”
“I would like to see a little bit more accurate reporting on our injuries, that way we can really focus down on our education,” Corporal Stacey Mosher with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. “I know tubing causes a lot of injuries, and it’s not that people avoid reporting those, it’s just that you’ve got a child or a young adult who’s injured and the emphasis is to get them to the dock and get them to the hospital. So, we don’t hear about a lot of those type of injuries, but definitely hear about them through the hospitals later.”
At the law office of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C., we represent individuals who have been injured in boating accidents in the Lake of the Ozarks region. We have offices in Lebanon and Camdenton and represent people in Sunrise Beach, Lowry, Lake Ozark and other towns throughout the region. If negligence by another person or partly caused your boating accident, we can help you explore your legal options and pursue compensation for medical costs, hospitalization, lost wages, property damage and more. If a loved one drowned in a fatal accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. For a free consultation on a boating accident, call our Boating Negligence Injury Lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks at 417-532-2191.
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