With summer firmly here, the sun is out and calling for fun! Getting outside, stretching your legs, hiking, family trips, grilling, or even being out on the lake. There are so many ways to enjoy the summer months and activities to participate in. However, fun can’t be sustained unless we also consider elements of safety. If you’re in the Atlanta, Georgia, Fort Myers, and Naples, Florida areas then you’re no stranger to water activities and boat riding. But to keep fun at full-throttle and maximum we have to keep injuries at a minimum. Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of common lake and boating injuries for you to keep an eye out for and hopefully prevent them. However, despite our best efforts accidents happen, so we’ve also listed what to do in the event they happen. Keep reading to find out more about boating accidents and safety!
Injuries Due To Grilling At The Lake
When people think of injuries at the lake, a large body of water, burns aren’t the first injury to come to mind. However, when you consider that most people grill or use fireworks at the lake, it becomes clear that injuries such as burns can happen anywhere. When grilling at the lake remember to grill in a well-ventilated area, be mindful of small beings such as children and pets, utilize tongs or other grilling equipment, and make sure to not touch or move the grill until it has properly cooled down! In the event of a burn, make sure to get immediate medical attention!
Boating Accidents Are Common At The Lake
Recreational boating is one the largest causes of severe injuries of all lake and boating activities with the U.S. Coast Guard reporting well over a few thousand injuries each year. Common injuries include spinal injuries, burns, fractures, accidental amputations, and, in some cases, fatal injuries. Naturally, in the event of any injury get immediate medical attention, but to help prevent boating injuries: Follow safety regulations, be mindful of surroundings, and exercise extra caution.
What Do I Do If I’ve Been Hurt On The Lake In A Boating Accident?
First, get medical attention immediately. Then, call Kelleher Law. With years of experience and a proven record of navigating personal injury and boating accidents, we may be able to provide you with the help you need. Give us a call today at 833-546-3675!