Weather Plays a Big Role in Texas Boating Safety

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When heading out onto the water, you check your boat and your safety equipment. But do you keep any eye on the weather? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and many experienced Texas boating accident attorneys, the weather can play a huge role in boating safety, and sudden storms or squalls can easily cause boating accidents.

Jet Ski/SeaDoo Accidents

I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that it’s July in Texas! And of course, July in Texas means backyard cookouts with friends and family, pool parties and going to the lake! Why here in Dallas alone, we have Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lavon and Lake Lewisville, and all three are packed on hot summer days with boats and …

Safety Tips for Boating Season

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As the temperatures begin to climb, more and more people are making plans to head out on the water.  Texas is a vast land with many options for water recreation, whether it be in man made lakes or naturally occurring rivers.  If these plans involve the use of a motorized watercraft, maintaining safety while having fun is important to getting …

Avoiding Boating Accidents This Spring

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Though going boating in the Texas heat is meant to be a fun, sun-filled occasion, boating accidents do happen and are rather common. Boating is a good time, but involves travelling at high speeds and it is sometimes harder to see around bends if you are boating on a lake or in a bay. Boating accidents can occur between commercial …

4 Ways to Prevent Boating Accidents

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Taking your boat out on the lake during a Texas summer day is the perfect way to relax with friends and family, but it can also be very dangerous. In 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,515 boating accidents that involved 651 deaths, 3,000 injuries and approximately $38 million dollars of damage to property because of recreational boating accidents. To …

Top 5 Causes of Boating Accidents

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As summer begins, many more Dallas residents will be going to the lake and taking their boat out on the water. If you are headed to the lake this summer, it’s important to keep in mind these five causes of boating accidents to protect yourself from harm: Operator Inexperience: One of the top causes of boating accidents is when the …

5 Tips on How to Stay Safe While Boating

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Taking the boat out on a beautiful day is a fun way to connect with family and friends, but it can also be dangerous. The U.S. Coast Guard states that in 2011 there were 4,588 boating accidents that involved 758 deaths. To keep you and your loved ones safe on the waterways, here are five U.S. Coast Guard safety tips …