Emergency Care Services for Boating Accidents
Recreational boating accidents can result in severe injuries and require prompt and specialized medical attention.
According to the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) statistics for 2022, there were 4,040 reported accidents involving recreational boating, leading to 658 deaths and 2,222 injuries.
Notably, Texas ranks third for the highest number of recreational boating accidents, with an estimated 201 accidents and 30 deaths annually.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
Various factors contribute to boating accidents, including:
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- Improper lookout
- Excessive speed
- Machinery failure
- Boating under the influence
- Propeller strikes
Common Injuries Resulting from Boating Accidents
Boating accidents can lead to a range of injuries, including:
- Back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee injuries from slip-and-fall accidents
- Broken bones,
- Traumatic brain injuries
Why You May Need Treatment
Immediate and appropriate medical treatment is crucial after a boating accident. Complications may arise if injuries are left untreated, such as:
- Undiagnosed internal injuries
- Improper healing of broken bones
- Loss of joint mobility
- Chronic pain
Importance of 24/7 On-Site Emergency Services
Having access to emergency care services 24/7 is vital during a boating accident.
RapidCare Emergency Room ensures that experienced physicians equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic technology are available around the clock to identify and promptly treat boating-related injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Most boat insurance policies cover initial ER visits, but not all cover return visits. So please check your policy and consider additional insurance.
A: Going to the emergency room for an evaluation is recommended, primarily to assess the severity of your injuries and check for potential internal injuries.
A: Certainly! All our facilities, including the one in Conroe, are equipped with advanced diagnostic technology for quick identification and treatment of boating injuries.
A: During an emergency, time is of the essence. At RapidCare ER, you will never need an appointment. You can call us, use our online check-in, or simply walk in.
RapidCare ER is where world-class personalized emergency care meets your neighborhood’s needs.
At RapidCare Emergency Room, our caring physicians are onsite 24/7, ready to provide emergency care, including holidays.
Call us, use our online check-in, or walk in – Emergency Care With Compassion