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Boating Accidents: Top Causes

Boating Accidents: Top Causes

| Personal Injury
Recreational boating accidents cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of death every year. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that in the year 2016, there were 4,463 recreational boating accidents counted that resulted in 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and about $49 million in property damage. Consider these top causes of accidents, and what to do if…Read the article
Boat Owner Liability

Boat Owner Liability

| Personal Injury
With summertime upon us it is time to explore the law of negligence with respect to some common summer pastimes, such as boating. Boating accidents can be just as deadly as automobile accidents, if not more so. Maneuvering through wide open lanes, boats that can be heavier than the average personally operated motor vehicle and…Read the article
Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

| Personal Injury
Fishing is one of the most dangerous civilian occupations. In fact, it is currently the second most dangerous occupation, after logging. While there were only 22 fishing deaths in 2014, compared to 835 driver and commercial vehicle deaths, fishing has a very high risk rate, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. With 80.8…Read the article
Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

| Personal Injury
If everyone wore a lifejacket, or at least had quick access to a functioning life jacket, while operating or riding watercraft, hundreds of lives would be saved. That is because 70% of boating accidents happen to be drownings, and of those drowning victims, 85% of those people were not wearing life jackets, according to the…Read the article
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