One of the most serious threats boaters face is drowning. The U.S. Coast Guard report from 2007 found that of all boating fatalities reported in the United States, 2/3 of the deaths were the result of drowning, and of those 90% were not wearing a life jacket.
The majority of drowning accidents that take place while boating can be directly traced to preventable and dangerous actions on the part of the victim and / or other boaters. According to the aforementioned 2007 study, the five most common causes of boating fatalities due to drowning were:
- Alcohol use
- Excessive speed
- Passenger / skier behavior
- Careless / reckless operation
- Operator inattention
As this list indicates, the major causes of drowning while boating are often avoidable. By acting in a safe and careful manner, boaters can prevent drowning fatalities for themselves and the people around them. We are here to provide you with the legal representation you need and deserve if you have lost a loved one to a boating accident.
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