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Many New Yorkers like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the cool waters of the Atlantic ocean in the summer. Boating is a popular activity for adults and children alike. Whether people are taking a dip in the water, tubing, or water skiing, boats can provide hours of fun. As with operating any type of machinery or vehicle, the potential for accidents exists, and injuries can occur in a variety of situations. In 2016, the United States Coast Guard reported 4,463 accidents that involved 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and approximately $49 million in damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Even if safety precautions are taken, boating accident injuries can be serious and even life-threatening.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
According to the United States Coast Guard, a number of different factors can lead to boat accident injuries. Some of the most common factors include:
Types of Boating Accident Injuries
Injuries suffered in a boat accident can range from minor bumps and bruises to severe head trauma. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
Summertime is ideal for heading to the shore with family or friends. Boating can be a fun excursion for people of all ages, but with it comes certain risks. As with other motor vehicles, operating a watercraft should be done responsibly and safely. Accidents can occur due to a number of factors, and these can result in serious injuries. If you are injured while boating, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party or parties who were responsible for the accident. The skilled law firm of Goldberg Sager & Associates can help establish liability for your injuries and work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call an experienced Brooklyn boating accident lawyer today at 718-514-9516 for a free consultation.