Have you already begun making plans for summertime adventures on or near the water? You’re not alone because Northern California’s lakes, rivers, and more are home to thousands of individuals looking for outdoor fun each and every year. Folsom Lake, the Sacramento River, and the Delta are just a few of the waterways that we can expect to draw large crowds for the next several months.
Dangerous Water Sports and Boating
While water sports, boating, and other activities can be exciting to spend the summer months, they also come with increased risk and heightened responsibility. Unfortunately, many individuals who operate these motor vehicles are often too young to legally do so, inexperienced, or simply reckless. Sadly, this creates an added level of unnecessary danger – both for themselves, their passengers, and those around them.
If you’re planning on partaking in boating activities this summer, it is crucial to keep weather conditions in mind. While large waves may look appealing and adventurous, they can also because steering difficulties. Additionally, keeping proper boat maintenance and training in mind can be the difference between a safe adventure and ends in a tragic boat accident.
Watercraft, such as Jet Skis and WaveRunners, are also very popular on many of our local bodies of water. Though they can be a fun activity for families, their power also leaves them capable of inflicting serious injury to riders, passengers, and nearby individuals if not operated properly. We remind riders to use these safely rather than recklessly, ensure proper training is received, and avoid driving at all while intoxicated.
By keeping proper safety precautions in mind, we can work together to ensure a safe summer on the water for everyone. If you have been seriously injured on a waterway in California, call our boating accident attorneys immediately. With over 50 years of experience, we are here to assist you in taking the best course of legal action. You pay absolutely no fees unless we recover a settlement for you. We will come to you if you cannot make it to our Roseville office. Our primary focus will always be for you to get better while we do the rest.
Contact us before time runs out at 888-ASHLEY-911.
In the meantime, we wish you a safe and fun-filled summer!