Iowa Lack of Safety Equipment Attorney
In order to ensure the safety of those on a boat, boat owners are required by law to keep certain pieces of safety equipment on their watercraft in case of an emergency. The required safety gear is different depending on the type of boat, as well as the number of passengers onboard, but every type of watercraft must have specific pieces of safety gear such as life jackets and other flotation devices. If boat owners fail to provide this safety equipment, they may be putting lives in danger.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a boat owner’s failure provide safety gear, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Let us discuss your legal options with you to help hold these reckless boat owners responsible. Contact the Iowa lack of safety equipment lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today to learn more about how we can help you.
Necessary Safety Equipment
Because boats can often be found far away from land or even civilization, getting emergency help or rescue services could take some time. If there is an accident on the craft, this increased emergency response time can lead to worsened injuries and even death. To help avoid and prevent these dangers, boat owners should include these common pieces of safety equipment onboard:
- United States Coast Guard-approved life jackets (one per person aboard)
- A lifesaver flotation device
- Life rafts in case the boat capsizes
- First aid equipment
- Communication devices like radios or walkie-talkies
Having this equipment on board could significantly reduce a person’s chance of a life-threatening injury.
If your injuries from a boat accident have been compounded by a lack of safety equipment, you can fight back against the irresponsible boat owner at fault for your suffering. Contact the tenacious Iowa boating accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer about your case.