Boating is a fun recreational pastime during hot Florida summers, but if certain precautions aren’t taken, a fun day out on the ocean or lake can become dangerous. At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, we care about your safety and the safety of your family. If you plan on boating this summer, consider the following tips to reduce your chances of being in a boating accident.

  1. Make sure your boat is properly maintained. Boating accidents can result when the boat or boat safety equipment fails. Before going out on the water, perform a check of all systems and safety items to ensure that everything is in safe working order and that you have adequate safety/emergency equipment on hand.
  2. Never operate a boat under the influence of alcohol. Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs (BUI) is illegal and is the culprit behind a large number of preventable accidents. If you are operating a boat, always do so sober!
  3. Maintain a safe speed at all times. Excessive speed contributes to a large amount of collisions, injuries, and deaths. Be sure to always obey speed limits and adjust your speed appropriately depending on current weather and water conditions.
  4. Consider a boating safety course. Operator inexperience can easily contribute to a preventable boating accident. Whether you are new to boating or are a more experienced operator, an accredited boater safety course is a great way to improve your skills and make you a better and safer boater.

Contact the New Port Richey Personal Injury Law Firm of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for Help Today

For more information, please contact the legal team of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer in New Port Richey. We have four convenient locations in Florida: Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Tampa.

We serve throughout Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and its surrounding areas:

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Clearwater Office
1811 N. Belcher Road, Suite I-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 787-2500

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Congress Ave Office
2360 Congress Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 591-5610

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Tampa Office
6601 Memorial Hwy Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 686-7588

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – New Port Richey Office
2515 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL, 34655
(727) 815-8442