Did you know that the month of June is National Safety Month? Our Lake of the Ozarks boating accident attorneys are taking this opportunity to give you a few safety tips for when you are out on the water enjoying various recreational activities. Boating accidents at the Lake of the Ozarks DO happen and it can take everyone working together and following safety precautions to prevent tragic accidents from happening. If you are someone you know have been injured in a boating accident fully or partially caused by the negligence of another person, contact our boating accident attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks today for your free consultation. We can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 and our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990.
5 Safety Tips for Water Recreational Activities
Put a life jacket on.
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.
Be mindful of the weather BEFORE you decide to go out wakeboarding, kneeboarding, water skiing, etc.
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.
Have a water buddy.
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.
Have a boating emergency plan in place.
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.
Don’t try to drink and captain a boat at the same time.
It is absolutely not a good idea to 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.
Our boating accident lawyers in Camden County know how popular boating in the Lake of the Ozarks is. People from all over the state — and all over the country — come to this area to enjoy our lakes and waterways. We wish you a safe and accident-free summer. 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. Give us a call today for your free consultation.
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