Mark Roman | June 2, 2017 | Safety Tips
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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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 Boating Accident Law Firm Of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers To Get The Help You Deserve
If you need help with your injury case or you want to learn more information, please call the Boating Accident law firm of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers at (727) 787-2500 or visit the nearest location to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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