You can make the BEST memories with your family while boating at the Lake of the Ozarks. This lake was once named the #1 Recreational Lake in the Nation for good reason (USA Today). That being said, safety should always be a priority when boating. Our boat accident lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks have seen so many injuries occur on this Lake over the years. Keep you and your family safe! Keep reading this week’s blog for a few boating safety tips. If you find yourself in a boating accident caused by the negligence of another boater, call Deputy and Mizell today. We can be reached at 417-532-2191.
PAY ATTENTION AT ALL TIMES, EVEN AT NIGHT.
It’s obviously harder to see when you choose to boat at night, so be extra aware of what’s happening around you. Make sure your lights are working BEFORE you leave the dock and travel at safe speeds. Again, other boaters may be out and they may be intoxicated while boating and they have the added challenge of seeing while it’s dark. Keep this in mind and boat defensively.
DON’T BE DISTRACTED BY GPS.
Don’t be fiddling with your boat GPS while trying to operate your boat at the same time. In order to be aware of your surroundings, as we stated earlier, you need to be able to focus. Discuss where you are headed before you leave the dock and know how you are going to get there.
BE AWARE OF OTHER BOATS AROUND YOU.
Doing so can allow you more time to anticipate potential boating accidents and react in a timely manner so you can try and avoid them. You never know what another boater is going to do. They could be intoxicated or just not paying attention altogether. Boat defensively and always keep in mind that this can happen. You can control how you operate a boat but you can’t control how others operate their boats.
Get The Compensation You Deserve For Your Boat Accident Injuries!
No one sees a boat accident coming, they just happen, unfortunately. That being said, they happen way too often at the Lake of the Ozarks. They are often caused by just not paying attention or attempting to boat while intoxicated. There’s no excuse for putting the lives of others in danger. The people should be held accountable for their actions. That is where Deputy and Mizell comes in! Give us a call at the Lebanon number listed below to schedule your consultation today. Your first consultation is free.
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