Boating / Jet Ski Accident
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Boating and Jet Ski Accident Attorney
Boating can be fun, but many people underestimate the unique dangers and risks that come with boating and other water activities. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were approximately 5,000 boating accidents reported in 2008 alone. Of these, 779 resulted in deaths, 3331 injuries, and over $54 million dollars in damages.
At GorenLaw, we are familiar with these risks and are experienced in investigating the details surrounding boating accidents. If you are the victim of a boating or jet ski accident, our boating accident lawyer can help. Boating accident lawyers are attorneys who specialize in navigating through the details of a boating accident and provide a special understanding of the laws surrounding boating injuries. Each boating accident case is different, often involving complex legal and safety considerations, and each case deserves the careful approach from an experienced legal team. At GorenLaw, we have successfully helped hundreds of victims of personal injury accidents. Our personal injury lawyer is licensed in Michigan, and co-counsel with other experienced attorneys across the country to help boating accident victims nationwide.
Recovering from an injury is a challenge on its own, and the thought of taking legal action may seem daunting. But at GorenLaw, taking steps to protect your right to compensation is made easy. Our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers do the work for you so you can focus on your health.
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We Want You to be Safe
When you’re out on the water, please remember to put safety first and to travel with care. Here are a few tips to ensure you have a fun and safe boating experience:
- Be weather wise – Sudden wind shifts, lightning flashes and choppy water may indicate that a storm is brewing. Bring a portable radio to check weather reports.
- Bring extra gear you may need – A flashlight, extra batteries, matches, a map of where you are, flares, sun tan lotion, first aid kit, extra sunglasses.
- Keep others informed – Tell someone where you’re going, who is with you, and how long you’ll be away.
- Check and double check – Make sure to check your boat, equipment, boat balance, engine and fuel supply before leaving.
- Learn to swim – The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim.
- Steer clear of alcohol – Alcohol and boating don’t mix. Alcohol impairs your judgment, balance, and coordination – over 50 percent of drownings result from boating incidents involving alcohol. People should never operate a boat under the influence.
- Look for the label – Use Coast Guard-approved life jackets for yourself and your passengers when boating.*Statistics from the United States Coast Guard 2008 boating statistics report.
**Tips from the American Red Cross