While on the lake or rivers, it is important to be wearing a lifejacket. Everyone in a boat should be wearing a lifejacket as a precaution to help prevent against serious injury. Even if the individual is an experience swimmer, it is recommended to wear a lifejacket.
Many boating accidents cause violent trauma to the victims in the accident. Many times, the victim will be knocked out and land in the water. If this occurs, one of the main factors in preventing a drowning will be if the individual is wearing a life jacket.
Also, if emergency officials are slow to respond, a lifejacket may be the only thing to keep the individual afloat for several hours.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a boating accident, contact the Stevens Point personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.