(PRWEB) April 13, 2013
The Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood, the nationally recognized team of personal injury and accident lawyers in Redding, CA, have announced Jet Ski and boating safety tips. These safety guidelines are designed to raise awareness of the dangers and best boating safety practices associated with Lake Shasta, the popular Northern California recreation destination, and beyond. This comes as good news to individuals and families throughout the United States seeking safe Jet Ski and boating activities at Lake Shasta this Memorial Day and throughout the warm weather seasons.
As the largest human made reservoir in the state of California, Lake Shasta presents its own unique set of potential hazards and regulations. For instance, the fluctuations in the lake’s water levels can create underwater obstacles that can cause serious damage to Jet Skis and boats. The Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood recommend boaters attain the “Boating Safety Brochure” supplied by the Underwater Obstacle Program of Lake Shasta to better understand the warning signs and effects of changes in water level.
Alcohol and drug use are major factors in many Jet Ski and boating injuries and fatalities every year. The Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood reminds boaters that the negative effects of alcohol are amplified due to the nature of boating, such as wind, vibrations, noise levels and more. It is also illegal to Jet Ski or boat with a blood alcohol level of .087% or more. Sobriety is key to safe Jet Skiing and boating.
Floatation devices are of the most important additions to any safe boating or Jet Ski outing. It is required that a wearable or throwable personal floatation device be available for every person on board. It is imperative that these devices are in good working shape and properly fit its user. This is especially important for children as adult-sized life jackets, for instance, do not work on small children.
In addition, the Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood recommend that all individuals boating and skiing this year understand and follow all requirements set forth by the authorities, including registering all motored vessels with the State of California. They recommend that all boats be equipped with working fire extinguishers, running lights, ventilation and backfire flame control devices, proper working horns or whistles and more.
The Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood is known throughout the United States as experts in their field. As leading Redding CA Attorneys, they are well sought after in California for their many years of success in defending people injured in boating accidents, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective products and more. Their recent Jet Ski and boating safety tips are part of their ongoing effort in helping people avoid injury and even death, through the promotion of public safety education.
About The Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood
Established in 1978 by Russ Reiner, The Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood have since grown into one of the most highly respected and recognized firms in the state of California and throughout the United States. They are premier personal injury attorneys based out of Redding, Anderson, Red Bluff, Chico, and Mt. Shasta California. They specialize in auto accident, motorcycle accident, wrongful death, and defective products cases. They have 60 years of combined legal experience, achieved a peer reviewed listing as Pre-eminent Law Firm by Martindale Hubbell, and Reiner were recently nominated for Consumer Attorney of the Year for all of California. They are members of the American Association for Justice and other distinguished organizations. For more information, visit http://www.norcallaw.com/.