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RI Boating Accident Lawyer | “Causes of Boating Accidents”

This Boat Accident Article was authored by David S Caldwell. This Boating Accident Article was authored by RI Boat Accident Attorney, David Slepkow 401-437-1100.

Enjoying a day out boating can be a very fun and exciting experience. Sadly, it can also be a deadly one. Every year individuals suffer grave injuries and even death following tragic interactions with boats. By knowing what the most common causes of boating accidents are, you may be able to take steps to protect yourself and those you care about when on the water.

Causes of Boating Accidents

Whether you are boating on the ocean, in a lake, or down a river it is possible to suddenly and unexpectedly fall victim to a boating accident. This can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Individuals operating their boats while intoxicated, which is a crime. Boating while intoxicated (BWI) can cause operators to act unsafely, disregarding the laws and safety regulations associated with boating.
  • Mechanical error, such as a malfunctioning engine or other mechanical component of the boat.
  • Unsafe operations, such as excessive speeds, too fast change in directions, and operators taking charge of the boat without proper experience.
  • Inattention on behalf of the driver, which can easily lead to collisions with other boats or swimmers.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a boating related accident caused or influenced by the negligence of another, it is important those responsible are held accountable for the result of their poor decisions. Having the support of an experienced legal professional can help you understand your legal rights and options as you pursue the compensation you deserve.

For More Information

If you would like to know more about personal injury law or boating accident liability, visit the website of the Clearwater boat injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Tragos & Sartes, P.L. today.

Legal Notice per RI Rules of Professional Responsibility:

The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer/ attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. Most cases of this type are not handled by this firm, but are referred to other attorneys.

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