Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks is nothing short of a Missouri pastime. We spend our hot summer days down at the Lake, beer in-hand (not the driver, of course), kids in-tow behind the boat on a tube. While most of us enjoy these lake days safely and unscathed, every so often, something goes awry. Boating while intoxicated is one of the leading causes of death at the Lake of the Ozarks. Boats sometimes collide with other boats, objects, or people in the water—adding alcohol to the equation makes things all the worse.
According to KOMU, three people were rushed to the hospital after a boat fire at the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend. A boat leaving a gas pump attempted to start its second engine which triggered an explosion. The explosion ejected the 55-year-old driver into the water. A 52-year-old woman passenger was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. A 20-year-old gas pump employee was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. The 55-year-old driver of the boat was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Getting injured on vacation is something we never expect to happen. But the truth is, it can happen to you, and you need to know what to do if you are injured on vacation, like in a boating accident or slipping on a dock at Lake of the Ozarks. At the Law Office of Chris Miller, we see every type of vacation injury imaginable: from boat and parasailing accidents to hotel or restaurant slip and falls caused by unsafe conditions, we have seen it all. You need and deserve experienced representation on your behalf when you are injured on vacation.
An injury on vacation often means you must deal with medical bills, police reports, and attorneys from out of town or even out of state. The Law Office of Chris Miller is equipped to handle this situation. We have the technology for our clients to remotely view and sign documents, communicate with our staff, and even appear in court. Do not let distance prevent you from receiving the legal representation you need.