What Causes Boating Accidents?

Causes Boating AccidentYou can take every safety precaution in the world while on a boat, and still there can be an accident. If you own a boat or if you’re thinking about buying a boat, then you should start brushing up safety tips for boating. Unfortunately, boating accidents in McKinney occur every year.

Boating Accidents Factors

Whenever an individual is injured while on a boat, either the boat owner or the cruise line is directly responsible, but there are cases where another party bears the blame. The amount of time you have to file a claim on boating accidents is determined by the statute of limitations, which can vary from case to case.

A majority of boating injuries are caused by:

  • Falling overboard
  • Capsizing
  • Ramming into another boat or object
  • Propeller strikes
  • Slipping and falling while on the boat

There are also certain factors that can contribute to a boating accident, including

  • The use of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • An inattentive operator
  • Recklessness
  • Passenger and skier behavior

If you’re ever harmed due to a boating accident, you’ll want to get in touch with Joe Knows Law who specializes in boating accidents and personal injury cases. Sometimes it’s better if you sit down and speak with an attorney before you get in touch with an insurance company. The reason for this is that an insurance company may or may not give you the full amount of compensation that you’re legally entitled to.