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4 Boating Accident Prevention Tips

4 Boating Accident Prevention 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 & Gaynor, 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.

Representing Boat Accident Victims in New Port Richey & Clearwater

If you or a loved one has been injured in a preventable boating accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should speak with a boat accident lawyer right away. The New Port Richey personal injury lawyers at Roman & Gaynor have decades of experience fighting for maximum compensation for the injured and are prepared to review your case for free. Contact us today to get started – the sooner you call, the sooner we can begin pursuing the money you are due!

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