Boating accidents have taken their toll on the American population. Boating accident or Maritime law requires that the incident be reported to the US Coast Guard if a person is killed or is injured and needs medical treatment (more than just first aid), if damage to the boat/ship or other property is over $2,000, if the vessel is totally lost or if someone disappears from the ship under suspicious circumstances.
The most common boating accidents involve collisions between two ships/vessels; most fatalities result from falls or capsizing. More often than not, accidents happen on the water due to inexperienced and inattentive operators. Added to reckless handling and speeding and these two factors represent the highest percentage of accidents with serious injuries and fatalities. Alcohol is also a huge factor in many crashes, as is inadequate training and education.
Boating accidents may be prevented if the people on board follow the mandated safety procedures and get properly educated in how to safely handle a boat. Under the law, boat operators are responsible for the safety of their passengers and they are supposed to precautions necessary to prevent accidents.
If you have been hurt in a boating accident, a personal injury lawyer, especially one that specializes in Jones Act or Maritime cases, can assist you in determining if the accident was due to the operator’s negligence or not. If you need assistance in locating a legal specialist near you, Lawsuit Financial can refer you to an attorney, anywhere in the United States, within 24-48 hours.
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