In Wake of Jose Fernandez’s Death, Attorney Big Al Offers Tips For Better Boating Safety Measures

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After the death of Marlin’s baseball player Jose Fernandez, Attorney Big Al calls for increased boating safety. Attorney Big Al offers basic precautions can help reduce the rate of death for boating accidents in the future.

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Attorney Big Al, Alon Barzakay

We hope that future accidents can be prevented with careful adherence to boating safety procedures.

After the tragic and unexpected death of Jose Fernandez in a boating accident on September 25th, boating enthusiasts and baseball fans alike are reminded of the importance of boating safety. Attorney Big Al is calling for increased awareness of boating safety laws and regulations in wake of this tragedy to prevent future accidents.

Fernandez, a 24-year-old pitcher for the Miami Marlins, was driving at high speeds with two others when his boat hit some rocks and crashed. The collision killed Fernandez and his companions upon impact. Days before the crash, Fernandez had enjoyed a 1-0 victory against the Washington Nationals, but his team’s next game, scheduled game against the Atlanta Braves, had been cancelled in wake of Fernandez’s death.

This vibrant and talented young player’s untimely death has awakened public interest in boating accidents and proper nautical safety, and Attorney Big Al, who has over 17 years of experience in legal cases involving crashes, encourages boaters to use his death as a moment to learn more about boating safety. He commented, “Baseball lost a shining star with Fernandez’s passing. We hope that future accidents can be prevented with careful adherence to boating safety procedures.”

While boating is a complicated and skilled activity, there are some basic tips anyone can follow to ensure a safe and pleasant ride on the open water. First and foremost: check the weather. A quick skim of weather conditions before you head out and an emergency radio in your boat can prevent you from being stranded in a storm. Additionally, it is important to designate a second-in-command who is familiar with the operations of the boat and who can help out if necessary. Finally, be sure to always wear your lifejackets and to never consume alcohol when driving your boat.

While nothing can undo the death of Jose Fernandez, a careful study of your boat’s mechanics, operations, and best practices can help prevent more deaths in the future. Safety on the water is just as important as safety on land, and all it takes is an ounce of prevention to avoid another tragedy.

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