Macon Boat Accident Lawyer
Boating is great, but boat accidents are often deadly. When you’re on a boat, you’re vulnerable to all the risks you would be in a car – with a few additional dangers thrown in for good measure. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a boat accident, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Macon boat accident attorney.
The answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to boat safety – as answered by the Sea Tow Foundation – may help answer your own safety questions.
Are life jackets required on my recreational boat?
Yes, you’re generally required to have a wearable life jacket that is approved by the Coast Guard for every person on your recreational boat. And if your boat is over 16 feet in length, you must also carry a throwable device that is Coast Guard approved.
When should boat occupants wear life jackets?
The United States Coast Guard recommends that everyone on your boat wears a life jacket whenever the boat is underway.
What are the life jacket requirements for children?
Whenever a boat is underway, all children who are not yet 13 years of age must wear life jackets (unless the children are below deck or in an enclosed cabin).
Do I need to file a float plan?
You should leave a well-considered float plan with a responsible party every single time that you take your boat on the water.
Reach Out to an Experienced Macon Boat Accident Lawyer Today
The seasoned Macon boat accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Cobb County have a wealth of impressive experience guiding claims like yours toward beneficial resolutions. We’re here for you, too, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.