Unfortunately, boating accidents at the Lake of the Ozarks DO happen. Our Lake of the Ozarks boating accident lawyers know one of the top causes of the accidents is boating while intoxicated. However, Deputy and Mizell is here to give you the rest of the possible top causes of boating accidents. If you find yourself as the victim of a boating accident that was caused by the negligence of another boater, contact us today for your free consultation.
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.
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 Under the Influence
We mentioned earlier that boating while intoxicated can be a top cause of boating accidents but so can boating while under the influence of drugs.
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.
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.
In conclusion, as we have said some of the most common causes of boating accidents in the area can include 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, do not wait to give our Lake of the Ozarks lawyers a call. Deputy and Mizell 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 also help you pursue a wrongful death claim. For free consultations, call our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 or our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990.
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