Redding, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
The Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood, the nationally recognized team of personal injury and accident lawyers in Redding, CA, have announced some boat safety tips. These informative guidelines are designed to help people who plan on boating this coming spring and summer avoid injury and possibly death. Reiner, Slaughter, and Wood recognize that many accidents can be avoided by simply following basic, yet fundamental boating advice.
They first recommend that any boating outing should begin with an equipment check. The state of California requires specific safety equipment be on board certain recreational boats at all times. There are checklists available that make a quick rundown easy and effective.
Perhaps the most important piece of safety equipment is the life jacket. Government estimates show that 9 out of 10 drownings could have been avoided had life jackets been used. It is important that the jacket fits its user properly. Adult life jackets do not work on children, so it is imperative that everyone has access to a properly fitting life jacket.
The firm also recommends that boaters take a boating safety course. The overwhelming majority of fatal boating accidents occur with boaters who have never taken a safety course. Such courses are powerful tools to help individuals best protect themselves, their family members, and inevitably everyone around them.
Drunk boating is a leading cause of accidents and deaths. As with street vehicles, boating with a .08% alcohol level or more is illegal. Not only is it dangerous, but also boaters caught violating the law can receive hefty fines and jail time.
As leading Redding CA Attorneys, the Law Offices of Reiner, Slaughter and Wood are dedicated to promoting public safety, through education, to help people avoid life shattering and life ending accidents. They are well sought after nationwide for their expertise in defending people injured in auto accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents and more. Their latest set of boating safety tips is part of their ongoing effort to help prevent injury and death in their community and beyond.
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 was 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 additional information, visit http://www.norcallaw.com/.