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Water Skiing & Boating accidents

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Utah Boating Accident Attorney

Every year, millions of people enjoy boating, jet skiing, and other forms of watercraft, especially in the warmer months. Most of the time families and friends are able to enjoy the open waters making memories that last a lifetime.  The unfortunate reality is that one wrong move can lead to a motorboat accident. Water Skiing and boat accidents happen for the same reasons most vehicle accidents happen.  Common reasons include inexperienced drivers or operating the boat while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  Less common reasons that still happen can and will include mechanical failure, severe weather conditions, or driver error.

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There are many state and federal maritime laws that create regulations and safety standards.  It is important that if you or a family member has been injured due to a boat accident that you speak with a local attorney.  A legal professional can help you understand the important details of your case and where you stand in the eyes of the law.  Boat operators are required to exercise extreme care and caution when operating on water. When failure to do what is mandatory, injury or wrongful death could occur. In this case, the operator of the water vehicle is held responsible for the aftermath.


Who is responsible for the boating accident?

It is up to your law firm to help determine who is at fault for the accident, and therefore legally liable for the damages.

Common types of boating accidents in Utah include:

– Drug and alcohol-related incidents: Just like a car or truck you cannot operate a boat or water ski under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

– Collisions with another vehicle: This can happen when someone is operating a boat or water vehicle at speeds that are too high to be safe. Operators can also become distracted and strike someone in the water or another boat.

– Driving unsafely or during extreme weather: This encompasses a wide range of negligent activities. Our lawyers typically see failures such as a lack of safety equipment or lifejackets on the boat resulting in injury. Striking a large wave, overloading the vessel causing someone to fall overboard or maneuvering the boat in such a way to someone is thrown off the vessel.

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