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Posted on July 22, 2014 by

A Word from Your St. Louis Attorney: Stay Safe on the Water this Summer

It’s a common misconception that you don’t have much to worry about when it comes to enjoying some time on a boat during the summer months. However, according to an article that was recently posted on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, water fatalities increased this year from those that occurred last year.

As your St. Louis attorney, we want to caution you to be careful when you’re on the water. Drinking alcohol while driving a boat can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving a car. Each year people are killed or injured because of these types of decisions.

Water safety is also a concern. Be sure to check any equipment you’re renting or that you purchased for defects before you use it. This will lower your chance of injury because of faulty equipment.

By taking the proper safety precautions this summer, and by avoiding making risky decisions, you and your family can enjoy many sunny weekends enjoying the water. However, sometimes it’s not possible to avoid an accident, especially if you’re put in harm’s way by the negligent behavior of others.

If you or a member of your family is injured in a boating accident that’s caused by someone else’s impairment or careless driving, it’s important to contact a St. Louis attorney right away. An attorney will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.