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Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Summer Heat

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Summer Heat

| Personal Injury
Summer time is known for fun in the sun and good times with friends and family. Many people end up celebrating summer with drinks and food and lots of time outdoors. A cold drink on a hot day is as refreshing as it gets, as long as you are picking up the right drink. However,…Read the article
Common Causes of Boating Accidents in the US

Common Causes of Boating Accidents in the US

| Personal Injury
Summer is upon us, and many of us turn to the water as a fun escape from the heat. Swimming pools, lakes, and other bodies of water are a common destination for families looking for fun in the sun. Unfortunately, these fun and exciting water based activities carry with them a certain amount of interent…Read the article
Boating Accidents: Top Causes

Boating Accidents: Top Causes

| Personal Injury
Recreational boating accidents cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of death every year. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that in the year 2016, there were 4,463 recreational boating accidents counted that resulted in 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and about $49 million in property damage. Consider these top causes of boating accidents, and what to do…Read the article
Boat Owner Liability

Boat Owner Liability

| Personal Injury
With summertime upon us it is time to explore the law of negligence with respect to some common summer pastimes, such as boating. Boating accidents can be just as deadly as automobile accidents, if not more so. Maneuvering through wide open lanes, boats that can be heavier than the average personally operated motor vehicle and…Read the article
Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

| Personal Injury
Fishing is one of the most dangerous civilian occupations. In fact, it is currently the second most dangerous occupation, after logging. While there were only 22 fishing deaths in 2014, compared to 835 driver and commercial vehicle deaths, fishing has a very high risk rate, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. With 80.8…Read the article
Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

| Personal Injury
If everyone wore a lifejacket, or at least had quick access to a functioning life jacket, while operating or riding watercraft, hundreds of lives would be saved. That is because 70% of boating accidents happen to be drownings, and of those drowning victims, 85% of those people were not wearing life jackets, according to the…Read the article
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