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Celebrate the 4th of July By Wearing a Life Jacket

 Posted on May 13, 2022 in Uncategorized

Independence Day is rapidly approaching, and this year, more boaters may be out on the water than in recent years. As the pandemic improves in much of the country, Americans are now turning their attention to summer parties, boating excursions, and water activities. Unfortunately, the 4th of July is a notoriously dangerous holiday - especially for people spending the day on the water.

According to the US Coast Guard statistics, the three summer holidays (July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day) account for more than a third of all boating accidents and fatalities. In addition, the highest number of boating accidents occurs in July.

Sadly, a staggering 80 percent of those who lost their lives in boating accidents would still be alive if they had been wearing a life jacket.

To improve your chances of staying safe on the water, the Safe Boating Campaign recommends that all boaters keep three things in mind when boating:

  1. Always wear a life jacket
  2. Do not ever boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  3. Always use an engine cut-off device

What to Do After a Boating Accident

Colorado is one of the states with the highest number of deaths per 100,000 registered boats. If you suffer an injury in a boating accident in Colorado, there are steps you can take to ensure that you have the money you need to pay for medical expenses and future treatment. These steps can help you protect your rights and interests after a boating accident.

First, it is important to seek medical attention for any injuries you or anyone else involved in the accident may have sustained. Even if you do not believe you are seriously injured, it is always best to err on the side of caution and get checked out by a medical professional.

Next, you should notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Your insurer will likely have their own procedures that need to be followed after an accident, so it is important to be familiar with these before something happens. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask your agent or another representative from your insurance company.

Finally, you should take some time to document the accident as best you can. This means taking pictures of the scene, getting the contact information for any witnesses, and making a note of anything else that you think could be important. This documentation will be crucial if you need to file a claim with your insurance company or take legal action against another party involved in the accident.

By following these steps, you can help ensure that you are taken care of after a boating accident. If you have any further questions, be sure to speak with an experienced Denver boating accident attorney who can advise you of your rights and options under the law.

Contact Our Denver Boating Accident Lawyers Today

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a boating accident in Denver, we are here to help you. Call The Gold Law Firm today. We can meet with you for a FREE and 100% confidential evaluation to answer all your questions. Call us today for a free consultation at 303-694-4653. We have several office locations in the Denver area, including ones in Brush, Durango, and Loveland. No matter where your boating accident occurs, we can be there from the start to help you fight for justice.

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