As summer continues, people keep soaking up the sun. There is no better way to stay cool than by participating in water activities. Boating is a popular activity on the water. When boating, it is important to remember safety precautions. Sometimes accidents just happen. If you experience an accident while boating, it may be best to seek legal advice.
During the summer season, there are more boats on the water in popular tourist spots. There are a few common incidents that can happen when taking the boat out on the water. Since boating rules and regulations are not as advertised as car safety, it is important to review these.
When more boats are congested in a smaller area, a possibility for a collision may increase. A collision can happen when both boats are in motion or even just one boat. Boaters may think they have enough room to get around another vessel. They could even be distracted by what is going on around them. This can put all the passengers in danger. A boat may even collide with a dock or get into shallow water. These can lead to bad circumstances for the passengers as well.
These types of collisions can lead the boat to capsize. Capsizing is when a boat flips over on its side or is submerged in water. This is a serious situation that can cause panic. Passengers could be seriously injured.
If someone is driving recklessly or too quickly, they can put their passengers at risk. This kind of driving may lead to someone going overboard. When a boat is going fast and someone is thrown out, they can hit the water with a great amount of force, leading to injury.
If you have been involved in a boating accident and are injured, seek professional advice. This can help to examine your situation more closely and may provide compensation for your sustained injuries.
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is committed to representing clients throughout New York City who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation when it matters most.