While you may not think of St. Louis as an are with plenty of boating activities, there are plenty of places for a person to enjoy getting out on the water. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of another person can cause serious injuries in a boating incident. If you are somebody you care about has been harmed and needs assistance from a boating accident attorney, let the team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. investigate your case so we can secure any compensation you are entitled to.
The United States Coast Guard keeps track of boating crashes throughout the country. They state that during the latest reporting year across the US, there were 4,291 total boating accidents. Out of these reported incidents, there were 658 fatalities and 2,628 injuries. In Missouri, there were 122 total reported boating crashes that caused over a dozen fatalities and many injuries.
Whether you are on a private boat or a boat owned by a company, you should never have to worry about being harmed due to a negligent party. However, there are many risks on the waterways, but the Coast Guard says that most accidents are preventable. Their list of the top causes of boat crashes includes:
Residents of Missouri know that boating accidents can be devastating. One of the most well-known commercial building accidents in the country over the last few years happened here in 2018 when a Missouri duck boat sank and killed 17 people. In that case, the operators of the boat faced allegations of misconduct and negligence.
Fatalities are the most serious result of a boating accident. However, many more people are severely injured in boating incidents and left dealing with the consequences. It is not uncommon for the St. Louis boating accident attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to see the following after an incident:
Each of these injuries requires significant medical care and will likely result in tremendous expenses for the boat crash victim.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a boating accident that was caused by another person’s reckless or negligent actions, contact an attorney today. You may be entitled to significant compensation and the team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is ready to help you secure the following:
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