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How to prep your boat for safety and fun

By John Singleton on June 20, 2023

Summer is a great time to be on the water. Fish are biting, and you can breathe that fresh or salty air. My law partner Ken Gibson and I both love to be out on the water.

But unfortunately, with what we do, we see far too many people who were hurt while enjoying the water. 

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How can I prevent a boating accident from happening?

By Beth Gibson on April 29, 2020

Boating in Eastern Virginia – whether by river, bay, or ocean – is an epic pastime. Many of us have grown up enjoying the water, learning to swim, fish, and handle boats since childhood. But even the most experienced boater can be in an accident. Maybe another boat is speeding by with a driver who is having a beer, ending in a collision. Or perhaps you get caught in bad weather and run aground. Or maybe one of your passengers unexpectedly falls overboard.

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Who is responsible for boating accidents?

By John Singleton on August 20, 2017

As a coastal state, Virginia is a haven for commercial and recreational watercraft. That means that our Commonwealth’s inlets, bays, and rivers can get quite crowded at times.

Fortunately, we have the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling our coastline, ready to respond to any desperate situation. But sometimes the Coast Guard does things that local boaters aren’t too happy about. For instance, the Coast Guard recently announced plans to remove all aids to navigation from Davis Creek in Mathews County. Davis Creek, an inlet that leads to Mobjack Bay and the Chesapeake Bay, is popular with boaters and fishermen.

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What should you do after you’ve been in a boating accident?

By Ken Gibson on May 10, 2017

Just like car accidents, boating accidents can be frightening and confusing, especially the first time one happens to you. Knowing what to do right after a boating accident can help prepare you, and help make the situation better.

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