With summer upon us, it’s important to discuss keeping your family safe on the water. Before your family heads for the beach or a lake, it’s not a bad idea to have a family safety meeting to remind everyone how quickly someone can get into trouble while swimming or riding in a boat. Teaching your younger children and teenagers to share in the responsibility of looking out for each other not only encourages wonderful family relationships, but can easily save a life. Encouraging your children to set up the buddy system with older siblings in charge of younger ones is another way to teach your children responsibility.
Some safety tips that will help make your family’s day on the water free of accidents include:
- Check the weather conditions to ensure storms are not expected.
- Have plenty of water available and make sure everyone drinks some throughout the day to keep everyone hydrated.
- Make sure everyone in a boat wears a life jacket.
- Never use alcohol or drugs while boating or swimming.
- Make sure everyone uses sunscreen properly and as often as needed.
- When boating, stay alert and keep tabs on swimmers and other boats nearby.
- When boating, never speed and never tolerate others choosing to put you or anyone else at risk; report their risky behavior to the lake patrol or life guards as quickly as possible.
Longwood Watercraft Attorneys
If you have suffered injuries in a watercraft accident or any other type of accident while on the water due to the carelessness, or negligence of someone else, you need to contact Longwood watercraft attorneys at Oldham & Smith. Our attorneys will fight for your rights for fair and just compensation.
For more information or to speak directly with an attorney, please call (352) 292-1620 or schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.