June 20, 2016

Spring and Summer Boating Season Accident Prevention Tips

With spring here and summer months approaching in Rhode Island, many enthusiastic boaters will begin to hit the coastal waters again for another boating season. Known for being the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island sees recreational boating accidents occur throughout the boating season. However, boating accidents do not only occur on the open ocean, but can…

May 1, 2014

This Year Life Jackets are a Must for Rhode Island Boaters

Each spring Rhode Islanders take their boats out of storage and haul them to the dock. Before launching your boat, you should make sure that it is ready for the new season. This means checking the fluid levels, reconnecting the fuel lines, and inspecting the engine. These steps will ensure the smooth operation of your…

June 28, 2013

Boat Safety Infographic from the Law Firm of d’Oliveira & Associates

Rhode Island is nicknamed the “Ocean State” because it has over 400 miles of coastline and 35 islands within its borders. With such easy access to the ocean, the state has a lot of boat activity. Whether it’s a fishing boat bringing in the catch of the day or a sailboat sightseeing, operators should always…

June 7, 2012

I’ve been injured in a boating accident, what should I do?

Boating is a common recreational activity and is usually done in protected waters and during good weather. However, boaters still face threats to life and limb because conditions change rapidly. Personal injury and property damage often happen through the fault, negligence or lack of experience of boat owners. Injuries can also be caused by boat…