Kaplan & Seifter
Call Now For The Answers You Need 770-284-3077

Why are boating accidents serious matters?

Many people enjoy taking a break from the intense summer heat by heading out on the water in a boat. Unfortunately, not all of these excursions end without a tragedy. This is the case when there is an accident on the water.

If you are involved in a boating accident, you might suffer from a serious injury. This might lead to you seeking compensation from the boater who caused the crash. Understanding a few points about these crashes is imperative if you were injured in a boating accident.

What might cause boating crashes?

Just as there are a host of causes for motor vehicle crashes, there are many causes of boating crashes. Drunk boaters are an especially troubling cause of these crashes because the accident could have been prevented by the person simply avoiding the consumption of alcohol. Distracted boating and failing to follow the rules of the water can also lead to crashes. In some instances, a crash might be caused by malfunctioning equipment. Another possibility for injuries on the water occurs if there is carbon monoxide leaking into the cabin of the boat.

Why are the injuries often serious?

One of the reasons why boating accidents can lead to serious injuries is that medical care isn't as quick to arrive as what is the case on the ground. You have to rely on a helicopter or boat to come in and render aid. Another reason why they are so serious is that the water is constantly moving. This makes it difficult to stabilize an injury. In the case of a spinal cord injury, this could be devastating. The water also presents a risk of drowning if the boat's occupants aren't wearing life preserving equipment at the time of the crash. When you think about how hard it would be to tread water with a broken limb, you can see why life jackets are so important.

What types of compensation might I seek?

You can seek compensation for the medical bills that you have to pay. You can also seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, missed wages and other similar damages. If an insurance company is covering any of the bills, make sure you take subrogation into account since the insurer can come after you to recoup money if your lawsuit is successful. You should also make sure that you think about what the injuries you suffered will cost you in the future and include those damages in your claim as well.

Source: Nov. 30, -0001

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $900,000

    Brachial Plexos (Shoulder) Injury

    $3.6 Million

    Hospital Wrongful Death

    $1 Million

    Wrongful Death Involving Commercial Vehicle


    Negligent Apartment Security

  • 4.3 Million

    For Defective Mini Van

    $2.5 Million

    SUV Rollover

    $4.25 Million

    Injuries Caused by Defective Seat Belt

    $5 Million

    Airline Contract Disputes

  • $4 Million

    Trucking Case

    $1.5 Million

    Shooting at an Apartment Complex

    $4.9 Million

    Tractor Trailer Wrongful Death

    $1.75 Million

    Burns to Feet Caused by Hot Water

  • $2 Million

    Medical Malpractice


    Defective Tire Product Liability Case


    Medical Malpractice Case Involving Brain Damage


    Brain Damage Case Involving Tractor Trailer

  • $4,925,000

    Wrongful Death Case Involving Tractor Trailer


    Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death


    Neurological Injuries Involving Tract Trailer


    Spinal Cord Injuries, Automobile Collision

  • $3,000,000

    Orthopedic Injuries Involving Tractor Trailer


    Wrongful Death Against State Agency


    Wrongful Death Case Involving Tractor Trailer


    Medical Negligence Case

  • $2,500,000

    Brain Damage Case Involving Commercial Truck


    Wrongful Death Case Road Wreck


    Wrongful Death Defective Minivan


    Wrongful Death Defective Minivan

  • $2,000,000

    Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice


    Neurological Injuries Medical Negligence


    Spinal Cord Injury, Medical Malpractice Product Liability


    Premises Liability Orthopedic Injuries

  • $1,750,000

    Defective Tire Wrongful Death


    Spinal Cord Injuries Defective Aerial Lift


    Defective Aerial Lift Orthopedic Injuries


    Negligent Apartment Security Orthopedic Injuries

  • $1,500,000

    Negligent ApartmentSecurity Rape


    Wrongful Death. Unsafe Drug


    Medical Malpractice And Product Liability Case. Neurological Injuries


    Orthopedic Injuries Involving Tractor Trailer

  • $1,400,000

    Medical Negligence. Neurological Injury


    Wrongful Death Of 3 Year Old Car Wreck


    Medical Malpractice Neurological Injuries


    Defective Minivan Wrongful Death

  • $1,275,000

    Neurological Injuries Against Trucking Company And The State


    Defective Minivan. Orthopedic Injuries


    Orthopedic Injuries. Involving Commercial Van


    Wrongful Death Involving Trucking Company

  • $930,000

    Wrongful Death Involving Trucking Company


    Orthopedic Injuries Road Wreck Case


    Orthopedic Injuries Work Related Accident


    Defective SUV

  • $500,000

    Orthopedic Injuries Negligent Security


    For Broken Leg

Call Now For The Answers You Need 770-284-3077

Office Location

Kaplan & Seifter
1197 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075

Phone: 770-284-3077
Fax: 770-552-7422
Roswell Law Office Map