Boating can be a marvelous way to spend a warm day soaking up the sun while out on the water. The glittering waters of the local rivers and lakes provide a great place to take your watercraft out for a day of leisure and fun for the whole family. Many boaters are cautious, safety-minded individuals who are skilled and knowledgeable in the operation of their watercraft. However, some bad apples who are not so cautious can also end up on the water with you, and if they behave in negligent ways, tragedy can occur. Negligent or reckless boaters can cause accidents leading to serious injury and even death. If you were harmed in while out on the water and want to speak with a boating accident lawyer about your rights as an accident victim, contact the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to become better informed about your legal options.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) publishes statistics each year on boating accident related injuries and fatalities. In their 2017 report on recreational boating, the USCG stated that more than 4,200 incidents took place on the nation’s waterways, resulting in at least 650 deaths and more than 2,600 injuries. The most common cause of death among these fatalities was drowning, and a startling number of injuries resulted from bodily contact with a watercraft’s propeller. The most common factor contributing to boating accidents was alcohol consumption.
Although it is not possible to avoid a boating crash caused by another person’s negligence, there are a few steps you can take to help make your boating outing a safer, more enjoyable one:
If you need a boating accident lawyer in Blue Springs, the skilled personal injury attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you file a claim in court. With more than four decades of experience in fighting for justice for our clients, we are well-qualified to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future via the legal system. Our goal is to help you recover damages for the pain, suffering and property damage you have been forced to deal with due to someone else’s negligence. These damages may then be given a dollar amount and paid out to you in the form of financial compensation which you can then use to pay for medical expenses and daily living expenses. We charge zero fees until your case has been settled or won in the courtroom, and it never costs a thing to contact us for a free consultation. Reach out today.
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