Summertime is here, which means boating and boating-related activities are in full swing around the Philadelphia area. Boating is a great way to enjoy the summer, however, it could lead to catastrophic injuries, especially when operated in a negligent or reckless manner. We would like to provide you with some helpful tips for safe boating in summer; and if you are in need of a Philadelphia boat accident attorney, we at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay are here to help you.
Boating and related activities always ensure a fun time during the summer and with a simple checklist, it can be a safe time, too.
Ryan Erdman, waterways conservation officer, says that a life jacket is the most important thing when out on the water, reported in a recent Erie Times-News article. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) executive director, Tim Schaeffer, has provided a simple check-list for boating safety:
For additional boating safety, read through the entire Boating Handbook published by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Boating can lead to serious and even deadly injuries when one does not practice boat safety. In the latest reporting year, the PFBC reported nine recreational boating accidents, which resulted in eleven deaths—an increase of three from the previous year.
The commission has already reported three deaths this year from boating-related accidents.
None of the victims were wearing a lifejacket in all recent fatalities reported.
It is important to adhere to all safety rules when boating but accidents can still occur. Should you or a loved one find yourself in a boating-related accident, Solomon, Sherman & Gabay’s Philadelphia personal injury lawyers can help you. Our team has the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims, determine liability, and help victims obtain maximum compensation for their losses. Contact Solomon, Sherman & Gabay immediately if you are in need of a Philadelphia boat accident attorney.