May 11, 2017
The Importance of Wearing a Life Jacket
Wearing a life jacket is critically important for a variety of reasons. Anything can happen when sailing or water skiing and it is important to be prepared at all times. A life jacket can easily save your life if rough weather or high winds send you into the water.
A life jacket helps us to stay afloat and prevent drowning. It is required that cruise ships carry enough life jackets for all passengers in case of emergency. Just because you’re familiar with the lake near your cottage doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the same precautions.
Life Jackets Have Other Benefits
Life jackets keep you warm if you’re stuck in the water awaiting rescue. If you have a boating mishap and end up in cold water the life jacket will help maintain your body temperature and keep you warm. Life jackets are made from thick insulated material.
In case you lose consciousness, life jackets are also designed to turn a person over with your face in an upright position. They’ll keep you breathing even if you’re not awake.
Even excellent swimmers can drown. A life jacket will help keep you safe. When a water accident or injury occurs it is important to receive information to protect your rights and make sure you get the medical help you need. Don’t wait too long before seeking legal advice.
Before you venture out on the water this summer, outfit yourself, family, and friends in proper fitting lifejackets. Even shallow water can provide a dangerous situation.
If you are injured due to another party’s careless actions or negligence, contact Michelle Linka Law at (416) 477-7288.