St. Louis Boat Accident Lawyers Focus on Safety as Boating Season Begins
As the temperatures rise in Missouri, people are getting their boats back out on the state’s lakes and rivers. The St. Louis boat accident lawyers at Cofman Townsley explain that the increase in the volume of boat traffic can correlate with a rise in the number of accidents on the water.
Data from the U.S. Coast Guard shows Missouri to be the eighth most dangerous state in the nation for fatal boat accidents. So far this year, more than 22 deaths have been recorded on our state’s waterways.
To help raise awareness about the risks of boating, the Missouri Highway Patrol is urging boaters to focus on safety. They are encouraging boaters to always have two people working together to launch or pull a boat out of water. Officials also remind boaters of the importance of letting others know where you plan to go and how long you will be gone.
Troopers are also offering boater safety education classes throughout the coming months—anyone under age 18 who wishes to operate a boat is required to complete the course.
The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Cofman Townsley are hopeful these tips can help to keep you and your family safe on the water during the boating season.