Boating Accidents

Phoenix Boating Accident Attorneys

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Boating accident injuries range in severity and can be fatal. It’s important that you contact a Phoenix attorney here at Lerner and Rowe if injured in a boating accident.

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Common Causes of Boat Accident Injuries:

When operating a boat, make sure to always practice boat safety to avoid getting into an accident. If you are a passenger, you will also have to remain safe and cautious of your surroundings. Properly fitting life jackets, keeping a look out for other boaters or personal water craft operators and following basic waterway laws can help reduce your chances of a severe or fatal accident.

Common causes of boat accidents on lakes and waterways near Phoenix include –

  • Slippery boat deck
  • Improper boat maintenance
  • Passengers acting recklessly
  • Proper safety gear is not on vessel
  • Boat operator is driving distracted
  • Boat operator is driving recklessly
  • Vessel collides with another boat or underwater object
  • Boat operator is driving under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol

Personal Watercraft Accidents

Thousands of people use personal watercraft in Arizona lakes every year. They’re often referred to by their brand names, such as Jet Ski (Kawasaki), Sea-Doo (Bombardier), and Waverunner (Yamaha). People enjoy personal watercraft because they’re easy to operate, offer a great sense of speed on open waters, and a license is not required. Unfortunately, this also means that there are some inexperienced personal watercraft drivers that can easily cause or get into an accident.

Injuries to personal watercraft drivers can be severe, since the vehicles are small, light, and provide the driver with little protection. Unlike their land counterparts of motorcycles and scooters, a helmet is not required to drive a personal watercraft. In fact, Arizona personal watercraft laws have a fraction of the restrictions that motorcycles do, which is why it’s relatively common for personal watercraft drivers to cause boating accidents.

Personal Watercraft Accident Phoenix

Injured in a boat or personal watercraft accident? Report the incident to the Arizona Game and Fish Department within 48 hours. Then, you’ll need to contact a Phoenix boating accident lawyer. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys are skilled at representing clients with personal injury claims caused by the negligent actions of another.

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An experienced personal injury lawyer is your first line of defense after you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident. So, submit an online case review form now or call our offices directly at 602-977-1900 to schedule a FREE consultation.