Boating Accidents

Boat, Seadoo and Jet-Ski accidents are often cause of injury to individuals. In the summer, people suffer from injury caused by negligence, faulty boating equipment and incidents involving boater intoxication or not following the rules of the water.

Some common causes of water accidents include:

  • Operator inexperience
  • Inattention
  • Passenger and / or waterskier actions
  • Equipment failure
  • Reckless operation
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Operating under the influence
  • Overloaded vessels
  • Poor handling of fuel

Boating Collision Injuries

Many boating accidents are caused by operator negligence. A boat crash or accident involving a water craft could lead to personal injury and wrongful death. Some of the common injuries sustained in boating collisions include:

  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Concussion
  • Dislocations
  • Electrocution
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Internal trauma
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limb
  • Shock
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Sprains and strains

One of the leading cause of boating fatalities is operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol. It is important to remember that operating a motor vehicle on open water, a life jacket should be worn and driving under the influence is against the law.

If you were injured from an accident resulting from pleasure boating, jet skiing, injured while swimming or fishing due to negligence of a boater or any other water activity, contact Van Dyke Law Office for a free consultation.

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