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How can I avoid serious boating accidents?

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Although boating accidents are out of the ordinary events, their causes are common, preventable happenings like running out of gas, grounding the boat, falling overboard, mechanical failures, speeding at night, lacking proper safety gear, not wearing a life jacket, ignoring the weather, or not maintaining a lookout.

Here are our top 10 tips on how to avoid boating accidents: 

  • Don't drink and boat
  • Don't speed
  • Don't turn down your emergency radio
  • Don't overload your boat
  • Make sure your boat is properly maintained
  • Watch the weather
  • If you're renting a boat, read your liability waiver carefully
  • Know the law about life jackets
  • Know what to do in case of an emergency
  • Take a boating safety course

For quality legal representation, please contact our personal injury attorneys at the Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm by calling 1-800-722-4176 or send us an email and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.

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