August 26th, 2013|
August 23, 2013
The Ohio Boat Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out that research has shown falling overboard is a leading cause of injury or death in accidents that occur on the water. The firm adds that one such accident was responsible for claiming a woman’s life last week.
An article from FOX 19 News states the incident occurred on the evening of Monday, August 19, at the reservoir located in Buck Creek State Park near Springfield, Ohio. Reports indicate the woman was on a boat with her husband when she accidentally went overboard and sank beneath the surface of the water. The victim’s husband attempted to call for help, but by the time emergency crews arrived, the woman had died.
The incident leaves many boaters wondering what they can do to help prevent such accidents from occurring in the future. The Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers explains that wearing a life preserver is one of the best ways to stay safe on the water. Experts say using such a device will dramatically decrease the chances of an injury in the event of an accident.
The firm also suggests boat operators ensure all passengers remain seated while the vessel is in motion. Doing so will help reduce the chances of someone accidentally falling overboard.
Boat operators should also remember not to drive recklessly, as objects just below the surface of the water often cause deadly accidents.