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Boston Boating Accident Lawyers

You May Be Entitled to Damages for Your Injuries

Boating can be a relaxing and therapeutic hobby, but like any vehicle, a boat is susceptible to accidents and collisions. Boating accidents happen every year, especially with the increase of registered recreational vessels.

Boating accidents claims can be complex to litigate, often times involving issues of boat or equipment defects, various liable parties, jurisdiction, and insurance disputes. Our experienced boating accident attorneys in Boston understand how to navigate these ropes to support your claim, and aim to get you the maximum amount of recovery.

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According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2015, there were 11,867,049 registered recreational vessels in the U.S., up 0.5% from the year before. In that same year, there were 4158 reported boating accidents, 14% of which resulted in deaths. About 71% of boating accidents occurred where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction. In terms of the types of boats more likely involved in fatal boating accidents, open motorboats account for 46% of deaths, kayaks at 12%, and canoes at 11%.

The primary cause of boating accidents may include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating under the influence.
  • Excessive speed.
  • Failure to vent.
  • Improper lookout.
  • Restricted vision.
  • Violation of navigation rules.
  • Overloading.
  • Machinery Failure.
  • Inadequately trained operators.
  • Operator distraction.
  • Inclement or unsafe weather conditions.
  • Fire on the boat.
  • Operating in hazardous waters.
  • Equipment failure.
  • Operating in congested waters.
  • Sharp turns.

For more information on boating safety, prevention, and statistics, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety Bureau are great resources to refer to.

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The proven Boston boating accident lawyers at Mitcheson & Lee LLP are ready to hear your story. Your health and safety are our top priorities. The goal at our firm is to obtain justice and maximum compensation for our clients and their loved ones.

If you or someone you know was injured in a boating accident due to the negligence of someone else, contact us online today or call (617) 934-3207.

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