Boating & Jet Ski Accidents
Boating and water sports are prevalent in New Hampshire. With the Lakes Region being such a popular summer vacation destination, many come every year to enjoy some time out on the water. Additionally, there are many popular seaports in the area, including Portsmouth where the United States Coast Guard station is located. Whether by sea or on an inland body of water, recreational water activities should be fun. Unfortunately, thousands of accidents and drownings occur every year on waters.
The most common causes of boating accidents includes:
- Operator inattention
- Improper lookout
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speed
- Machinery failure
- Alcohol use
- Hazardous waters
- Failing to follow the proper "Rules of the Road" / navigation rules
- The force of a strong wave or wake
Of the top five kinds of boating accidents, the number one accident involved a boat colliding with another recreational vessel. Collision with a fixed object was the third most common type of accident, while drowning was the most common cause of death.
If you need a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer, call (603) 883-4100 today.Common Injuries Caused by Marine Accidents
While accidents occur year round, the majority of accidents, both fatal and non-fatal occurred in July. June had the second most and August had the third, as would be expected. December had the least amount of boating accidents but it had the highest percentage of fatal accidents. No matter the time of year, these types of accidents can happen.
The most common serious injuries arising from boat and jet ski accidents are:
- Broken Bones
- Concussions & Brain Injury
- Internal Organ injuries
Our firm brings unique experience to the table when handling your boating accident or jet ski accident claim. Attorney Wallace (Of Counsel) was a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for 10 years and has also taught numerous boating safety courses. With this unique experience, our firm can best present your case and help you or your family recover for your damages, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, future lost wages, and loss of enjoyment or life.
When you call our firm, you get our in-depth knowledge of the rules on the waters. We carefully investigate the details of your case to ensure we can prove liability and negligence. No matter your situation, you can be confident knowing we are ready to advocate on your behalf.
Contact our New Hampshire personal injury attorneys today at the Injury Law Center®. You can reach us at (603) 883-4100.