With summer right around the corner, many residents of Kansas City are likely to want some recreational time with their friends and families. For many, water will play a large role, whether it's a swimming pool or a lake for boating. As with all forms of recreation, though, boating requires a commitment to safety or else summer fun could give way to a damaging accident.
No one expects to be in a boating accident, but the truth is that accidents can happen on any state waterway. Therefore, it is important for boaters, or anyone considering buying a boat, to be familiar with basic boating safety before hitting the water. If a boater exhibits negligence, even without realizing it, and harms someone else, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit could result.