Minneapolis Boat Accident Lawyer
Helping Victims of Boating Accidents Secure Financial Compensation
– Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
In Minnesota, there is one boat for every six people living in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. With more than 900,000 registered boats, the “land of 1,000 lakes” has the largest number of boats per capita in the United States. However, having a large number of accessible waterways and an even larger number of boats on those waterways contributes to Minnesota’s growing number of boating accidents each year.
The Boating Breakdown
In 2007, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that 685 people were killed in boating accidents, while 3,673 people were injured. Of those people, 15 were killed in Minnesota boating accidents and 105 were injured.
If you have been injured in a boat accident, contact the Minnesota boating accident lawyers at Butwinick Injury Law. Our injury Lawyers will put their more than 20 years of experience to work for you.
Causes of Boating Accidents
Whether on the road or on the water, the operation of any motorized vehicle requires proper training and adherence to safety precautions. Inexperience is not excuse when an accident occurs.
In 2007, more than eight out of 10 fatal boating accidents occurred on a boat where the driver had not received boating safety instruction. Other main causes of Minnesota boating accidents include:
- operator inattention
- careless/reckless operation
- passenger/skier behavior
- excessive speed
- alcohol use
- no proper lookout
- operator inexperience
- machinery failure
- equipment failure
No matter the cause of your accident, if someone else is to blame, our Minnesota boating accident attorneys will make certain they are held accountable for their actions. We don’t want excuses—we want justice.
Reporting an Accident
If you have been involved in a Minnesota boating accident, by law, you are required to file a report with the proper authorities immediately informing them if the following situations occurred:
- someone sustains an injury requiring medical treatment beyond first aid
- someone is killed in the boating accident
- property damage in excess of $500 was incurred
- a person disappears from the boat under circumstances that indicate death or injury
After filing an accident report, contact Butwinick Injury Law: The Action Lawyers. Our Minnesota boat accident attorneys will help you face the rough waters in and out of the courtroom. We know what it takes to win and we guarantee to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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