The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz
In general, inattentive or inexperienced operators, careless or reckless operation and excessive speed are the leading causes of all boating accidents. Additionally, approximately 80 percent of all boating accident fatalities occurred on vessels where the operator had not received boating safety instruction; alcohol was involved in 39 percent of all fatal boating accidents.
Boat operators are responsible for the safety of their passengers and must take proper precautions to ensure boating accidents do not occur. If you or a loved one have been involved in a boating accident and have sustained injury, the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help answer your questions and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.