Posted on May 25th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
May 22-28, 2010 is Safe Boating Week in Missouri as proclaimed by Governor Jay Nixon in preparation for the Memorial Day Weekend and summer season. About 700 deaths occur in the U.S. due to boat related accidents. Far more minor and catastrophic injuries are a result of boating and Jet Ski accidents as well. Prevention is the best defense against such injuries and must occur before the boat ever enters the water. The Missouri State Water Patrol offers several suggestions to keep you safe on the water this boating season:
- Take a certified boating education course
- Wear your life jackets
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages while operating a boat
- Be familiar with your boat and the equipment on board
- Have a safety check of your boat before beginning the season
In order to get your boat safety inspected, you can contact the Missouri Water Patrol website for future safety inspection locations. Each boat that passes inspection will get a “Wear It Missouri” sticker promoting campaign for life jacket use.
Injured in a Boating Accident in St. Louis Area?
If you have suffered an injury in a boating accident or Jet Ski accident in or around St. Louis, Missouri, it’s in your best interest to consult an attorney at The Cagle Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options. Under Missouri personal injury law, boating and Jet Ski accident victims may be legally entitled to compensation if the accident was caused by the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another. This might include negligence on the part of another boat operator, or on the part of a company or corporation.
At The Cagle Law Firm, we will thoroughly analyze the circumstances leading up to you or your loved one’s accident to determine who is at fault for the accident and thus liable for injuries. From there, we will aggressively pursue a verdict or settlement for maximum compensation. Our goal is to ensure you are justly compensated for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills, lost wages, and any other hardship incurred due to the accident.
Contact the Cagle Law today to speak with an experienced and dedicated St. Louis personal injury lawyer about filing a boating, Jet Ski or wrongful death claim. To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681