Minnesota Boating Accident Lawyers
Recreational boating is a common activity in Minnesota, and the popularity of the pass time increases the risk for accident or injury. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there were 66 non-fatal boating accidents and 14 boating fatalities in 2018 alone.
Hall Law can help if you or a loved one has suffered from a boating accident due to the actions of a negligent individual or manufacturer defect. Our Minnesota personal injury attorneys have extensive experience working with boating accident cases, and we are dedicated to making sure you receive the compensation necessary to help you recover.
Boat Accidents & Injuries
In recent years there has been a rise in boating accident injuries and deaths. According to the United States Coast Guard, in 2017 there were as many as 4,500 accidents and 700 deaths due to recreational boating accidents in the US. Many of the serious injuries involve people going overboard or being struck by a propellor. The most common boat accident injuries include:
Three of the top contributing factors for accidents like these are operator inexperience, operator inattention, and machine failure. It has been found that 77% of all deaths that have occured in boating accidents involve an operator with no safety instruction.
In addition to these factors, alcohol is often a contributing factor and has been found to increase the risk of a fatal accident occurring.
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Work With an Experienced Boat Accident Attorney
If you have been in a boat accident involving a negligent operator or machine failure, contact Hall Law today. You and your loved ones should not have to pay for someone else’s mistakes.
Our Minneapolis personal injury attorneys have over 35 years of experience and have successfully represented numerous clients in boat accident cases.