Memorial Day kicked off the boating season in South Carolina. But when you're having fun out on the water, always take care to avoid tragedy if you end up in it. Last year, of the 23 people who died in boating-related accidents, 91 percent died of drowning.
No one plans to be injured, which is why the law has a system for deciding who was responsible and who was liable when it happens-to figure out who should have to bear the cost of getting people who have been hurt back on their feet again. When you go into a facility, such as a business that is open to the public, and you get hurt in the course of your regular patronage of that facility, then there is a chance you have a claim for damages that will help you cover the costs of your medical care. That includes entertainment venues, even when they are not necessarily on dry land.
If you are headed out onto the water anywhere near South Carolina's beautiful coastal areas, it's important to understand both how to safely navigate the waterways and what kinds of accidents to look out for. That means knowing what to do to keep everyone in your boat safe and what to expect when it comes to possible hazards and other problems. Recreational boating covers a range of activities, and some carry more risk than others. Knowing what to expect is the first step toward risk management
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