Recreational boating is one activity that is enjoyed by people all across the nation. Spending a day out on the water is one of America's most treasured pastimes. Unfortunately, when boaters fail to behave responsibly, boating accidents can occur, injuring innocent people that happen to be in harm's way. If you or someone you love were injured in a boating accident, then you are urged to contact a Covington personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Two major factors contribute to the total number of boating accidents, and they involve watery safety inexperience and alcohol consumption. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2007, 86% of boating accident fatalities occurred on boats where the driver was not trained in boating safety. Although recreational activities involving large bodies of water have their inherent risks, it's all the more reason why those who operate boats must exercise the highest level of care for their own sake, and for the health and safety of those around them.
Boating Accidents and Injuries
Boating accidents occur on private boats and personal watercrafts all across the state of Kentucky. Accidents can involve collisions with other boats, slips and falls on a boat, sinking and falls off of the boat itself. While a non-commercial boat is designed to carry two or more people, people can also sustain life-threatening injuries on personal watercrafts such as jet skis, wave runners, and sea-doos.
Much like driver negligence, boater negligence can spell disaster for unsuspecting men, women and children. When negligent drivers of boats, watercrafts and jet skis cause serious injuries or even death to passengers, or passengers of other boats or watercrafts, or to swimmers, then those responsible should be held accountable for their actions.
Covington Boating Accident Lawyer
Boater negligence can lead to serious injuries and death to those around them. Attorney Robert Raper represents boat accident victims in their personal injury cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident, he would like the opportunity to pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf. He understands what types of physical and financial challenges you are up against; therefore, he wants to help you to obtain as much compensation as possible. Although no amount of money will erase the event, it can help you receive the highest quality medical care while giving your family the money it needs to move on from this tragic event.