Boating accidents can be just as terrifying and dangerous as auto accidents – plus you’re on the water, possibly miles from help.
Like other accidents that involve an operator, the list of causes of boating mishaps is long.
Some of the more common include:
- Distracted operator – the #1 cause of boating accidents and deaths
- Inexperienced operator
- Negligent lookout person
- Drugs or alcohol
- Poorly maintained boat and equipment
- Not following navigational rules
- Poor weather conditions
- Poor marker, buoy systems
If you or your family are affected by a boating accident, you must prove that your injury directly resulted from someone else’s negligence to receive compensation for your injuries. That’s why you need an attorney who will investigate the details of your case to see where liability lies. This can include the boat operator, owner, manufacturer, rental or leasing company or other passengers.
It’s important that you consult with an experienced boating accident lawyer before speaking with any insurance adjusters or other so-called experts. We’re here to help. Contact me at GloriaLaw.com or at 772-287-1220.