Boating & Personal Watercraft Accidents

Boating is a popular hobby throughout the nation. It can provide an enjoyable way to unwind by escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Unfortunately, not all boating excursions go off without a hitch; thus thousands are injured annually in the U.S. in boating accidents.

Causes Of Boating Accidents

Some boating accidents are caused by the negligence of others such that the injured party may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. In these instances, boating accidents may be attributable to a wide range of causes, such as:

  • Operator inattention
  • Recklessness
  • Intoxication
  • Inexperience

Additionally, a boat driver must be aware of not only what he or she is doing but also what others on the water are doing. Most boating accidents occur when the driver fails to adequately perform one or both duties.

Personal Watercraft Accidents

Personal watercraft riding, particularly on Jet Skis, is one of the most popular ways to enjoy waterways and sometimes to beat the summer heat. Unfortunately, riding in a personal watercraft also can be dangerous. Most personal watercraft injuries are caused by operator negligence.

Due to a watercraft's size and overall lack of protection afforded to the driver, personal watercraft accidents may result in debilitating injuries and even death.

Find Out How Our Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of someone else's negligence in a boating or personal watercraft accident, contact one of the attorneys at Reich & Binstock for a free consultation to determine whether damages may be recoverable. Either use our contact form or call 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free.