Serious injuries and death can occur in boating accidents. Investigation at an early stage is key to preserving evidence and gathering data. We have experienced boating accident investigators on staff.
School is out, a sure sign of summer! Also a sign that boating season is upon us again.
Before you get caught up in the variety of summer water activities popular in Minnesota, please take time to read this.
Apart from the usual safety tips (review the DNR’s boating safety guide, wear a life jacket, stay sober, be aware of weather, and understand how all aspects of your boat work) there are several changes in boating laws for 2016.
In the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesotans enjoy a variety of water sporting activities throughout the year, such as ice fishing, snowmobiling, water skiing, and boating. Just as a vehicle’s driver needs to be cautious behind the wheel, boaters must be cautious as well.
With summer in full swing and July upon us, many folks will be using one of our 10,000 lakes to go swimming and boating. Having seen a number of injury and fatality claims it’s important to implement safe practices on the water.
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The top 3 causes of non-fatal boating accidents from 2014 were capsizing, injury from water sports, and collision with another watercraft.
With that in mind it is important to consider water safety before and during all water activities. Here are a few tips to help you and your family have a safe summer season on the water.