Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the 6th most visited National Recreation Area in America and has consistently stayed in the Top 10 since 1938. In 2018, Lake Mead welcomed 7.5 million visitors to the 1.5 million acres of park, many of them drawn to the 290 square miles of waterway that, when full, is one of the largest water reservoirs in the United States.
Unfortunately, with this many visitors each year, the number of accidents and injuries that occur on the water, often the result of boating accidents, are some of the highest in the nation as well. In 2017, Outside called Lake Mead the deadliest National Park in the United States which cited drowning and motor vehicle accidents as the leading causes of injuries and deaths.
The medical bills and the property damage associated with boating accidents can be astronomical due to the nature of the accidents, which can result in passengers being thrown overboard, water inhalation, and vessels sinking. While accidents are often out of our control, you can minimize the risk to yourself and others by following a few crucial safety tips:
If you are in a boating accident while out on the lake, remember, all boating accidents must be reported to the National Park Service within 24 hours. Contact the attorneys at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to ensure that you are aware of your rights and are properly compensated for any losses you may be entitled to as the result of a boating accident.
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