Boating can be a rewarding, exhilarating sport. But it can also be incredibly dangerous. In 2006, there were 710 boating deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Coast Guard – up from 697 the previous year. And there were 3,474 injuries. Property damage was estimated at almost $44 million.
When accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence, they can lead to viable legal claims. A boat operator who negligently hits another boat, for example, may be liable for the damage caused to individuals and property. Boating accidents can cause severe harm and disrupt lives. If you have been involved in a watercraft accident, contact a Kolsby Gordon attorney today.