Just kidding, we’re not going to give you a canned message on things like “topping off your radiator fluid.” (But seriously…you should definitely top off your radiator fluid) This weekend my 11 year old and 9 year old decided that it was the perfect day to bike a few miles down the road and back. After the requisite “get ready, eat lunch while I’ll finish mowing the lawn”, we ventured out. (Any guesses yet on what was forgotten before we headed out?) As we turned the 3 mile corner back toward home, the thing that was missed became pretty clear to me as one of the kids became sick to her stomach and started getting dizzy. The kids were in so much of a hurry to get their bikes out and have fun that they failed to eat lunch and drink water. What was such an easy step to perform ahead of time had serious consequences when forgotten.
The truth of the matter is that many of us will venture out on much needed vacations, and some will bring the ATVs, Dirt Bikes, Boats, Sea-Doos, or other toys. Even though liability protection for these items is so easy to purchase ahead of time (just call us), and it’s so affordable (many policies are as low as 6-10 dollars per month), it’s still easy to forget in our excitement to pack up and go. I’ve personally witnessed friends or other family members riding an ATV and lose control, or get injured while boating and their liability protection and legal defense that goes along with that was invaluable.
Luckily for my daughter (and with the help of mom coming to her rescue with the truck), she was able to easily correct the missed step and she was back to normal in no time. Unfortunately for insurance protection, there’s no way to quickly back-date the coverage after an accident has occurred, so that we can rectify that missed step.
I hope that everyone has a safe and fun-filled Summer, and I also hope that we all remember the easy (but important) preparations in our excitement to pack up and go. At such a low pricing, you’ll never regret the peace of mind that liability protection for these toys can provide.