Did you know that the Fourth of July is one of the busiest times of year for boating? As the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, depending on the weather, we expect many people to be enjoying activities along the coast and nearby lakes.
If you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July on a boat this year, make sure you take safety precautions—the American Boating Association says that the holiday is always one of the most deadly periods for boating.
The U.S. Coast Guard offers the following safety tips for boaters this Fourth of July:
Each year, more than 4,000 boating accidents occur in the United States, leading to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. Make sure you take safety precautions before you partake in any boating activities.
If you have been injured or have had a loved one killed in a recreational boating accident, speak to our Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. attorneys. We can determine who was responsible for your pain and suffering.
We can hold a boat owner and/or operator liable, in addition to handling difficult items that may come up during your recovery process including questions about insurance.
Remember, boat owners have a duty to make sure their vessels are safe. Enjoy your Fourth of July!
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.