Boating Accident

Many people fail to realize that the rules that govern our actions on the roadway are the same rules that govern our actions on the water. Accidents that occur on the water are often a result of excessive speeding and carelessness of the drivers of powerful boats and recreational water craft. Alcohol is often a factor in accidents that happen on the water, just as it is in accidents that happen on roads and highways. Accidents that occur on the water are often just as deadly, if not more so than accidents that occur off the water. In 2008, there were 709 fatalities reported by the CG Recreational Boating Accident Report Database. There were 4,789 reported injuries in the same database. These needless injuries and fatalities can be attributed to:

  • Underage operators
  • Boating under the influence (BUI)
  • Inattentive drivers
  • Collision between watercraft
  • Excessive speed
  • Collision with skiers and swimmers

Additional elements of danger are added when a person is involved in a boating accident. Drowning often occurs when someone is struck by a motorboat or is rendered unconscious. Often the victim of a boating accident must be transferred some distance to a hospital, decreasing chances for survival.

The Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner have successfully represented victims of boating accidents. We have the knowledge, resources and skills to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. We have recovered millions of dollars in awards for victims nationwide.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a boating accident, it is important to act quickly to protect your legal rights. Call the Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner to get the advice and help you need and deserve.

 

Date

October 13, 2015

Category

Injuries