Boating Accidents in Bryan/College Station
Summer is still going strong and for people in the Bryan/College Station area, that means time on the lake. Whether you’re on Lake Bryan, Sommerville, or Conroe you can be sure that you’re not the only boat on the water. With the increased traffic on our lakes it is important that you are taking the correct precautions to keep yourselves, your family, and your friends safe.
Life jackets for every passenger, ropes and a first aid kit inside the boat should be a no brainer. Also, the mindset as the driver of a boat should be similar to that of driving a car. A boat can be a lot more fun and restrictions on the water are a lot more lax but following the rules and regulations like speed limits, yielding right of ways, and no-wake zones are essential. Also like driving a car are Texas laws prohibiting drinking and driving. Engines with 50 horsepower or more are subject to the same DUI laws as those on the roads. Driving a boat while intoxicated is a serious offense and something authorities keep a close eye on.
You will want to make certain that your boat insurance is current and like your car insurance, Personal Injury Protection, Uninsured and Underinsured coverage can prove vital in protecting your property as well you and your loved ones. If you aren’t comfortable with simple liability coverage on your car, you should feel the same way in your boat; many of the principles that govern lawsuits for car accidents apply to boating accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another boater, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. At Zinda Law Group, we have the experience and knowledge to get you through a summertime mishap and get you and your boat back on the water.