Safety Tips That Can Keep Californians Safer When Boating This Summer

The boating culture is returning with the arrival of summer. Boating is a fantastic afternoon activity, but if a boating disaster occurs, the fun may rapidly turn into a nightmare. In the event that this does occur, get in touch with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to see if you have a case for a personal injury lawsuit. We firmly advise you follow these three actions to stay safer on the water if you have not already left the harbor.

Ensure that there are life vests on board

In the event of an emergency, you must be certain that you have options. On your yacht, life jackets should be available. For each individual who is ever aboard your boat, you should have at least one. To make sure they are not damaged, you should check them frequently. It is advisable to replace them if you see that they are frayed or otherwise damaged. Not following this advice can greatly increase the chances of a drowning accident.

Verify the lights on your boat are working

Make sure your lights are in working order if you intend to launch your boat after dark. Verify any backup batteries they might have. Make sure your lights function as they should. Even if you only want to go boating during the day, keep in mind that you never know when a storm or a patch of fog can appear. Your boat’s lights might be the only thing keeping other vehicles from colliding with you in these circumstances.

Make sure your boating license and registration are current

Do you have the necessary authorization to operate your boat? The answer is no if either your boat registration or your boat license have expired. Verify that these documents are current before you set sail. If they are not, you run the danger of incurring fines and becoming distracted, which can make you drive less safely than is optimal.

Understanding what to do in the event of a boating accident

Many individuals head out on the lake without giving what they would do in the event of an accident even a second thought. When an accident does occur, it happens far too frequently that the victim is unaware of their legal options. If another party is to blame for your boating accident, you have options, just like if you were in a car accident.

The initial step is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. To receive a free legal consultation, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707. We can discuss the possibilities, hear your side of the story, and give you our honest judgment on the best course of action.