While many people don’t think of the weather we are having here in Tennessee as ideal for boating and other water sports, there are still some enthusiasts who will take the waterways regardless of the weather. For those people, it is vital to ensure that proper safety procedures are followed. Even in the colder months, it is still possible to have a boating accident or incident that involves an injury — or even worse — a death.
It is important for all boaters to remember that boating and alcohol don’t mix. With the Super Bowl coming up, some people might opt to begin their festivities by taking a ride out on Cherokee Lake, Norris Lake or Loudon Lake. While that is an almost sure-fire recipe for fun, it can easily turn disastrous.
If a person tries to ignore the need to be sober while boating, he or she might cause injury to other people on the lake. These injuries can be severe. There is chance that it could take more time to get medical care or emergency assistance right now because there won’t be a lot of people enjoying the lake. This could also wreck havoc on the person who is injured.
We know that you don’t want your day on the lake to turn into a tragedy. If it does, we want you to know that we are here to help you decide how to pursue claims for compensation. Whether you were injured or lost a loved one, you have the right to seek compensation for the accident on the lake.