It can be scary to get hurt out on the water. You might feel the pain, realize how far you are from shore, and panic. It is understandable. However, by knowing what to do if you fall on the deck of a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks, you may prevent your own panic and protect your own recovery.
The First Three Things to Do After a Fall
Immediately after your fall, it is important to:
- Assess the situation. Make sure that you are safe from further injury and that others on board are safe from suffering similar injuries.
- Document the accident scene. If you are able to take pictures or otherwise document what happened on board the boat, then it is important to do so.
- Get medical attention. In some cases, you or someone else on board the boat may be able to get you back to shore. If that is not possible, then you or someone else should radio for emergency help.
Of course, if you’re seriously injured, you may not be able to assess your situation or document anything from your fall. Don’t worry; just get the medical help you need. Simply getting help will not prevent your fair and just recovery.
Call an Osage Beach Boat Accident Lawyer Next
Falls on deck can result in significant injuries. If you’ve been hurt, you deserve to know more about your possible recovery. Please call a Lake of the Ozarks boat accident attorney today at (573) 240-8866 to schedule an initial consultation.