Friday, March 20, 2020

Boating Safety Tips for Your Fishing Trip

Many of you may be getting your fishing boat ready for the spring around this time! With all of the stress stirring around this coronavirus pandemic, peace can be found while fishing on the great Lake of the Ozarks. Please keep in mind that accidents can still happen. Our boat accident lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few boating safety tips for your next fishing trip. If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks, please call Gibbons Law Firm today for your free consultation. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211.

Boating Safety Tips for Your Fishing Trip

Focus on boating and avoid distractions, like:

  • Consuming alcohol
  • Eating while boating
  • Turning to talk to someone while navigating the boat

Keep updated on the weather forecast for the day.
Don't take your boat out if you know there's a storm coming. It's Missouri and you honestly never know what the weather is going to do. You're putting yourself and others who may be on the boat with you at risk by deliberately taking your boat out knowing bad weather is coming. It's not worth the risk.

Keep enough lifejackets on board for everyone.
Not only is this a safe habit to get into but it's required by law. They have to be easy to get to in case of emergency as well.

Be sure to watch for swimmers and other boat traffic.
Pay attention to the water. The Lake of the Ozarks is known as a recreational Lake, meaning many like to swim, obviously when it's warmer, and many like to fish.

Be Safe on Your Fishing Trips at the Lake!

All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope you found this blog enlightening and helpful. With many of today's sports being canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, fishing is still around to be enjoyed. Again, fishing boat accidents do happen, unfortunately. Many can be prevented just by following a few simple boat safety rules.

You should know that personal injury law applies to claims that arise when a person has sustained injury or damage caused by another party. The cases range from those involving motor vehicle and boating accidents, business torts, defective products, premises liability, sexual harassment and discrimination, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death. If it is proven that another party’s wrongful conduct caused injury or damage, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation from the other party. Gibbons Law Firm generally represents such clients on a contingency fee basis and receives compensation only when the case is resolved.

If you find yourself needing a personal injury lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, please give us a call for your free consultation. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements as go through this time of uncertainty.

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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