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Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on June 3, 2014
In the summer months, people enjoy traveling to the nearest body of water to boat for recreation. Did you know that in 2013, there were 4,062 boating accidents reported to the National Guard? Of those accidents, 2,620 involved injuries and 560 involved fatalities. The top 3 contributing factors of these accidents were operator inattention, operator inexperience, and keeping improper lookout. While you hit the lake or the river this summer, be sure to keep the following tips in mind to ensure a safe and fun time!
Be aware that if you are involved in a boating accident, federal law requires the operator of the boat(s) involved to file a Boating Accident Report with the state if an involved person dies, disappears from the vessel, is injured and requires medical treatment beyond basic first aid, the boat is either destroyed, or the damage done is over the amount of $2,000.
If you are injured in a boating accident, the personal injury attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group can help. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.