Boating season is starting! You have had your boat maintenance, check out to make sure it is ready to go for the season and you are ready to go. Throughout all of this excitement, please remember that many boaters are attracted to the Lake of the Ozarks this time of year. Crowded boating areas can lead to boating accidents if you are not careful. That being said, our boating accident lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks know from experience that these accidents happen WAY too often. Our Mid-Missouri attorneys are here to give you some tips for avoiding a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you or someone you know has become a victim of a boating accident caused by the negligence of another boater, call us today for your free consultation. You can reach us at 417-532-2191 or 573-346-9990.
3 Tips for Avoiding a Boating Accident at the Lake of the Ozarks
ALWAYS pay attention.
Boaters can get distracted by way too many things, such as:
- Passengers blocking the boater’s view
- Boating under the influence of drugs
- Trying to eat while operating the boat
- Caught up looking at fishermen, houses, scenery, etc. to the side – while operating the boat and not keeping their eyes on the horizon
NEVER drink while operating a boat.
Unfortunately, this is likely to be the most common cause of boating accidents at the Lake of the Ozarks. Realistically, people are going to drink out on the Lake, but if you are the boat driver, you are responsible for everyone on board, including yourself. It is up to you, to remain sober, or designate a sober captain in the event you choose to drink while sitting in a cover, fishing, or whatever boating activity you have decided to do. Boating while intoxicated not only endangers the lives of everyone on board but also the lives of other boaters in the area.
ALWAYS obey the speed limits.
Speed limits are definitely there on the Lake of the Ozarks in certain areas. For example, pay attention to these on holiday weekends or the weekend of the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. There may be areas where you are expected to go MUCH slower than usual due to the heavy boat traffic.
Boat Safely at the Lake of the Ozarks!
Boating is extremely popular in the Lake of the Ozarks region, as most of you likely know. People from all over the state — and all over the country — come to this region to enjoy our lakes and waterways. 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 you are someone you know has been injured in a boating accident, call us today for your free consultation.
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