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What to do after a boating accident

The choices you make during the immediate moments following a boating accident in Rhode Island can have a big impact on how deadly the incident will prove to be. We at Karns Law Group can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from any boat accident and have provided this guide to help you know what to do after a boating accident.

The top contributors to boating accidents

Getting into a boating accident in Rhode Island can result in serious and even deadly injuries for you and your passengers, which is why it is important to be aware of the most common contributors to these incidents. We at Karns Law Group can represent you if you are injured in an accident, but have also provided this list to help you stay safe and avoid boating dangers.

Summer safety tips

As the summer recreation season kicks into full gear, more and more Rhode Island residents are spending their time out on the water. Knowing important tips for boating safety can be key to preventing an accident, which is why we at Karns Law Group are not only here to help you if you do become injured, but we can also offer guidance to prevent any problems.

Most common types of maritime accidents

Working in the maritime industry in Rhode Island can be a dangerous profession. There are many different ways that accidents can occur, and being aware of them can help you avoid being injured or killed. We at Karns Law Group not only work to educate you on the most common types of maritime accidents, but also strive to help you if become involved in one.

What you need to know about boating accidents

Cruising across the water can be exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous. Serious accidents can occur without warning, turning a fun-filled outing into a devastating tragedy in an instant. At Karns Law Group, we work hard to protect Rhode Island citizens who are injured or killed while enjoying water recreation across the state. Here is everything you need to know about boating accidents.

What is the biggest boating danger to watch out for?

While most people in Rhode Island are aware of the dangers that exist on the road, you may feel less inhibited once you get behind the wheel of a boat. Open water can seem obstacle-free and clear of problems, but the truth is actually very different. Spinal Column details the biggest danger that you need to watch out for while boating: drowning.

How can I avoid an accident while waterskiing?

Cruising across the glassy top of a serene blue lake in Rhode Island can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Driver errors, other boaters and floating debris can lead to accidents that cause serious or even fatal injuries. There are ways to increase your safety while waterskiing and reduce the chances that you will end up in an accident.

Jet ski safety laws

Cruising across the open water is thrilling and freeing, but accidents with jet skis are alerting people to the dangers involved with the sport. Residents of Rhode Island and other states are being encouraged to take extra precautions and safety measures to avoid the injuries that can occur with personal watercraft accidents.

The dangers of distracted boat driving

While motorists are constantly warned against the dangers of distracted driving, it turns out that boaters in Rhode Island are also in need of a reminder. According to the 2015 statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, operator inattention was the number one reason for boating accidents. Distracted boat drivers were the cause of over 500 incidents in 2015 alone, making it an important topic for discussion.

Rules for legal boating in Rhode Island

While it may look easy to cruise across the lake in a boat, driving any watercraft requires knowledge and training. Lawmakers in Rhode Island want to make sure all drivers are capable of safely operating their vehicle, whether they are on land or water. There are several stipulations that have been put in place to ensure the safety of everyone on the water.

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