In 2005 there were 4,969 reported boating accidents, 697 of which involved fatalities. Many more involve serious personal injuries.
According to the United States Coast Guard, the top ten factors that contribute to boating accidents include:
* Careless/Reckless Operation
* Operator Inattention
* Excessive Speed
* Operator Inexperience
* Passenger/Skier Behavior
* Alcohol Use
* Hazardous Waters
* No Proper Lookout
* Machinery System Failure
Boating accidents occur largely because people underestimate the dangers of boats or jet skis, as compared to cars. Boating accidents occur because of negligence and can result in serious and deadly accident injuries.
A Statute of Limitations restricts the time you can file a lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact us for a consultation as soon as possible.
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