With a busy boating event after boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks and the thousands of people just venturing here in summer anyway for a nice vacation, the water is crowded, more than ever. It can help you tremendously as a boater to know how to boat defensively. Our boating accident lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips on how to do just that. Too many boating accidents happen here at the Lake of the Ozarks, unfortunately. If you find yourself or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks, you or you should have them call our Lake of the Ozarks law firm. Deputy and Mizell help those who have been injured in boating accidents get the compensation they deserve. It doesn’t matter if you live here at the Lake or visiting from somewhere far away, we can help. Our Lebanon office can be reached at 417-532-2191 and our Camdenton office can be reached at 573-346-9990. Call today for your free consultation.
How to Boat Defensively
You should always try to keep a safe distance from you and other boats.
Doing so can allow you more time to anticipate potential boating accidents and react in a timely manner so you can try an 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.
Be extra aware of your surroundings when boating 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.
Know where you are going ahead of time and have a plan.
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.
The Boating Accident Lawyers at Deputy and Mizell Can Help You!
We hope you found these tips on how to boat defensively enlightening. It is extremely tragic when boating accidents happen at the Lake of the Ozarks and the victims should get the compensation they deserve. Some of the most common causes of boating accidents 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. 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. Give us a call to learn more.
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