Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents

In 2014, according to the Coast Guard counted 4,064 accidents that involved 610 deaths, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. The fatality rate was 5.2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels. (www.uscgboating.org)

You can talk to America Law Center about boating accidents and the possibility of recovering. Here are a few key components to claims of this nature.

Negligence Claims

America Law Center can explain that the majority of boating accident claims are based on the legal theory of negligence. This legal term is loosely interpreted as failing to act with reasonable care. Additionally, the victim must be able to show that this failure of care caused the accident, which resulted in injuries to the plaintiff.

Examples of Negligence Claims

America Law Center can explain that there are several instances in which a claim of this nature may arise. For example, one person’s boat may hit another boat. Conversely, the boat may hit a submerged object. When one boat hits another boat, one of the operators may be found to be at fault. Passengers may be able to recover from the boat operator who caused the accident. Another common claim is when a boat hits a big wake or wave. This can cause passengers to be thrown overboard or to sustain injuries on the boat. Boat operators must keep a proper lookout for potential hazards. The boat operator may be found to be liable if he/she did not exercise the proper care.

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