The Boating and Law Enforcement Division of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has released its report on the calendar year 2013. The document compiles all "reportable boating incidents," a term that describes incidents that result in $2,000 or more in property damage, an injury that requires more treatment than first aid, a missing person or a death. Tennessee law requires that all individuals involved in a reportable boating incident must immediately inform the TWRA. The TWRA will then make a decision as to how to pursue the investigation.
Members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are charged with keeping the waterways in the state safe for anyone using them. In order to do their job effectively, they must be properly trained. Recently, these new officers have been being trained at Paris Landing where they can get training in a variety of situations, such as how to pull a vessel over and how to deal with the public.
Going on a boating adventure is a way that some people choose to relax. Some people get in the boat to fish and others to just explore a body of water. Despite the seeming tranquility of going boating, it is still important for operators of boats to ensure that they are doing what is necessary to keep others in the boat safe. A recent Tennessee boating accident shows that boating accidents can involve serious injuries.
Heading out onto the waterways to have some fun in the sun is part of what makes the summer season so enjoyable. For people who have boats, this time of year is also one that brings to mind the necessity of having adequate insurance. Sadly, not everyone who has a boat has enough insurance to cover property damage and injury claims that might result from a boating accident.
Though the boating accident we are to discuss in this post took place out-of-state, it is still worthwhile to cover due to its layers of complexity regarding who could possibly be held accountable following a boat accident. A father who lost his child to an incident this summer is suing various parties for what he claims was negligence after a July Fourth celebration.