Recently, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton joined host Christina Butler on ABC 27’s Good Day PA to examine boating safety tips for the coming summer season. They discussed several tips to help both pilots and passengers avoid potentially tragic accidents on the water. You can view the full segment below:
Every year, there are approximately 600 boating-related fatalities in the U.S., with most occurring during the warm summer months. With this in mind, both pilot and passenger must take safety into consideration before taking to the water. The major cases of boating accidents include:
- Alcohol or Drug Use
- Excessive Speed
- Lack of Attention
- Operator Inexperience
While traumatic injuries, alcohol use, and hypothermia all contribute to this number; drowning remains the number-one cause of boating-related deaths—especially for children. In fact, drowning is the second-leading cause of death for children under four years of age. Most drowning deaths can be traced back to the following:
- Inability to Swim
- Lack of Supervision
- Alcohol Use
To provide for everyone’s safety and help ensure a fun, trouble-free day on the water, pilots should make certain that their boats are always equipped with the following:
- Fully-Stocked Medical Kit
- Ample Drinking Water
- Age-Appropriate Life Vests
- Emergency Whistle
In the event of a personal injury caused by a boating accident, the right attorney will investigate every detail of the accident and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a boating accident through no fault of your own, call the experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Freeburn Hamilton for help at 717-777-7777.
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