According to the United States Coast Guard, thousands of people are injured every year in recreational boating accidents on motorboats, sailboats, jet skis and other types of recreational watercrafts. Sadly, many of these accidents result from operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol, improperly trained operators, recklessness, lack of life jackets, faulty equipment and other circumstances that could have possibly been avoided. In addition to physical injuries ranging from hypothermia to broken bones to drowning, victims also suffer emotional and economic loss and diminished quality of life.
Boating accident laws are multifaceted and can involve regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. If you or someone you know have been involved in a boating or jet-ski accident, speak with one of our lawyers to get answers to your questions and learn what we can do to help you.