Boating is a popular American pastime, especially if you live in a relatively hot state, such as Utah. With the temperature rising across the state, from Salt Lake City to Ogden, boats are being taken out of storage and families are hitting the road, ready to make their way to the lake. It’s important to have fun this summer, but even more important to stay safe while doing it.
Boating safety is important, it helps everyone on board stay safe and avoid a personal injury, ensuring that your trip is one for the books for the right reasons. Here are some tips to follow when on a boat.
Before Setting Sail
Before you board your boat, make sure that it is functioning properly. Inspect the boat or have a professional mechanic inspect it before you and your friends or family take it out into the open waters. An inspection will help you avoid a personal injury.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident that was a result of failure to inspect the boat, contact our attorneys at Robert J. DeBry and Associates.
When on the Boat
When your boat is ready to hit the water, make sure that you always listen to your captain or whoever is operating the boat. The operator should explain all the safety rules that should be followed, and the passengers should always listen to these rules.
Passengers should never run around or jump around while on the boat. This can result in personal injury amongst the passengers. A Lawyer at Robert J. DeBry and Associates can help you if you’re trying to figure out who is responsible for a boating injury.
The operator should also make sure to maintain a safe and proper speed while on the water, as well as take precautions to avoid any hazards in the path of the boat. If the negligence of the operator leads to your personal injury, contact a lawyer from our attorney team.
Aside from protecting you from personal injury, these rules will also help keep others on board safe. Contact our team of lawyers here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates if you or someone you know have been injured in a boating accident.