Free Consultations 24/7
Home > Blog > Ohio Offers Boa...
March 1, 2013
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that over the last decade, an average of 13 lives have been lost annually due to Ohio Boat Accidents. Even more disturbing is the fact that the victims were not utilizing life jackets in a majority of the crashes that were investigated.
To combat these problems and others like them on the state’s waterways, state law requires that any boater born after January 1, 1982, be required to show completion of an approved boating safety education course in order to operate a vessel greater than 10 horsepower. According to Community Common, the courses cover such topics as how to properly navigate a waterway, boating laws and signage, and proper use of safety equipment. So far, more than 12,000 boaters in the state have completed the courses.
One of the courses was offered this past Saturday at the Scioto County Field Office in Franklin Furnace; however, those looking to participate in the next event can call 740-535-7668 to register. The course has a fee of $5, which covers the costs of materials.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy know all too well how devastating the results of a boat accident can be. That's why the firm applauds the efforts being made to improve boating safety in the state and hope the courses are successful in preventing such accidents from occurring.
When people are hospitalized, they and their loved ones expect for them to get better. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and sometimes, their health declines because they contract diseases that are primarily found in hospitals. One of the most dreaded hospital-related illnesses is an intestinal illness caused by a bacteria called Clostridioides difficile, or C. […]
One of the most common traffic violations committed by any driver is driving with a burned-out headlight, taillight, brake light, or turn signal. While these traffic violations can be dangerous for drivers of pickup trucks, sedans, and SUVs, they can be extremely hazardous for drivers of semi-trucks—and the people driving near them. Burned out semi-truck […]
Merging onto a highway or interstate is always a little stressful, even when traffic is light. That’s because you’re required to enter the roadway at a fast enough speed to keep up with other traffic, but you may have only a hundred feet to accelerate and reach that speed. And when traffic is heavy, there […]
When many people think of surgeons committing medical malpractice, they think of mistakes made during major operations like open-heart surgery, joint replacement, and organ transplantation. When surgeons make mistakes during these procedures, patients can develop serious and often fatal complications. However, there’s another type of surgery where major mistakes can happen that can also put […]
MRSA infections are one of the biggest risk factors of hospital stays, especially in people who had surgery or who are recovering from serious injuries and wounds. While they start as skin infections, they can quickly worsen and cause life-threatening infections in tissue, bones, and organs throughout the body. According to a 2020 study published […]