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Proper Use of Personal Flotation Devices

A personal flotation device, or PFD, can make time spent around water more enjoyable by increasing your safety and ease of mind at the same time. Whether it is recreational boating, swimming at a lake, or in a personal pool, your waterside experience should be relaxing and enjoyable. But proper use of your PFD is crucial to enjoying your time on the water.

If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective PFD or the absence of a PFD, you may be able to receive compensation for the damages caused by that harmful situation. Contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC to determine your legal options. Call 513-321-7733 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Wear and Care of Personal Flotation Devices

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, “statistics show that most boating fatalities are the result of drowning. The majority of victims could have survived if they had been wearing a PFD”. The following are tips recommended by the United States Coast Guard for proper use and care of a PFD.

  • A PFD should fit comfortably snug and should not ride up the wearer while in the water.
  • A PFD is intended to keep your chin above the water to allow for safe breathing.
  • A PFD should be tested for its buoyancy at the beginning of each season of use.
  • A PFD will respond differently in rough waters and calm waters.

Keeping these guidelines in mind while using and selecting a PFD will greatly assist your recreational experience in and around the water.

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If you have suffered harm or loss because of a faulty or defective PDF, you need legal representation. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, trauma, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733 to discuss your case.

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