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Boat Accidents

Boating accidents usually occur because of people underestimating the dangers that are associated with boating. The Department of Homeland Security, via a 2008 press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, notes there are well over thirteen million boats on American waterways. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also states there were 3,489 casualties from boating accidents, which resulted in 710 deaths.

A boating accident is typically caused by negligence and can result in very serious or fatal boat accident injuries. There are many various different forms of boat accidents, such as during recreational activity or on a large scale such as those on cruise ships, naval vessels, and with maritime laborers. No matter what type of boat accident you are involved in, a boating accident lawyer can help you to recover damages that are lost as a direct result of the accident.

Have you or someone you know been involved in a boating accident? Contact a boating attorney in your area to get help with your case today!

If there are injuries that were incurred by the boat accident, you should seek medical evaluation immediately. There are many boating accidents, which may lead to a serious injury. Below are some common types:

  • Brain, spinal cord injury
  • Fracture, contusion
  • Concussion, trauma
  • Sprain, bruise
  • Abrasion, cut, open wound
  • Paralysis

Many times, there are injuries from boating accidents, which are not considered to be serious at the time of the incident and later cause major physical complications. Moreover, there may be financial burdens as a result of the accident. A lawyer that is experienced in boating accident law may pursue for damages that were caused by the accident if the injuries sustained are clearly to be the result of a liable error on part of the responsible party. If medical treatment is required for the injuries, the compensation claim should reflect that.

When a death results from boating accidents, the boating accident survivors may file a claim for a wrongful death suit. As a consequence, Injuries from boating accident can result in very large financial difficulties because of treatment, medical bills, and any property damage that is created by the accident. The statute of limitations for the filing of a boating accident case must be met in order to have a substantiated case, so it is very important to be in contact with a boating accident attorney as soon as possible so that you can ensure that your rights are protected.