A boating accident includes any accident with a motorboat, Jet Ski, sail boat, pontoon boat and the similar others. Most boating accidents are commonly caused by negligence on the part of an operator. The top 5 causes of boating accidents are operator inattention or inexperience, excessive speed, improper lookout and alcohol. And just as car accidents, boating accidents can be compensated on the justification of negligence. Costs for medical attention, lost wages, replacement or repair of a vessel and equipment as well as pain and suffering can be sought for the victims.
Your lawyer will fight to ensure that you are receiving the full compensation you are owed. That frequently requires taking eyewitness statements that shows the driver of the boat was acting in a careless or dangerous manner. It is also important that after any accident occurs, it is properly filed with law enforcement agencies in a timely manner.