Be careful this boating season!
Illinois Boating Accident Lawyers
Whether fishing with friends or taking your family for a day on the water, boating is a fun recreational activity. However, taking the boat out also presents a lot of danger which can sometimes lead to serious accidents and injuries...particularly when too many drinks or not enough PFDs are involved.
Federal, state and international maritime laws each have their own set of regulations dealing with boat accidents. Insurance issues are often complicated to sort out. As such, receiving compensation after a boating accident can be a complicated process.
Boating collisions and personal watercraft collisions — including accidents involving fishing boats, house boats, pontoons and speed boats — can cause serious personal injuries or even death. Boating injury victims have the right to receive compensation under the law when those injuries are the result of negligent or careless operation of a boat.
Boating accidents, like automobile and truck accidents, have a few common causes, including:
Foreign object in your food?
This latest recall includes a not-so-savory blend of golf ball parts and potatoes. Fortunately, the company has issued a recall on these.....
The hash browns from McCain Foods are not "fore" you.
The affected frozen hash brown products:
• Roundy’s brand 2-pound bags of frozen Southern style hash browns
• Harris Teeter brand 2-pound bags of frozen Southern style hash browns
The Attorney General's Office has reported an increase of over 115% in phone and online scams in the last two years. Two trending scams involve a caller who claims to have trouble with her headset, which can make the recipient of a phone call more receptive and accommodating.
Fake IRS calls are common this time of year. If a caller claims to be from the IRS and demands immediate payment for a debt, your red flag for a fraud alert should go up!
Another new thing to watch out for: Callers may simply try to get you to say "yes" on the phone so that it can be taken out of context. It is as simple as the caller asking, "can you hear me?" A better approach, instead of saying yes, is to say, "who is asking?"
Be careful out there, and remember that government agencies are much more likely to send letters. Scammers are going to call and make efforts to exploit your emotions. Keep your guard up!