Boats, Personal Watercraft & Jet Skis

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There are over 12.5 million boats and personal watercraft (PWC) registered in the United States. The number of boats has increased by over 2 million since the late 1980s. Additionally, the use of personal watercraft, such as Jet-Skis, Wave Runners and other brands has exploded over the last decade. Unfortunately with the increased popularity of boating has come an increase in boating related injuries and fatalities. According to the United States Coast Guard, there are over 8,000 boating accidents each year. Such accidents leave over 800 people dead and more than 4,000 seriously injured annually. Over 600 boating accidents are caused by defective hulls or engines. The majority of boating accidents are due to operator negligence.

If you have been injured in a boating accident it may be important to contact an attorney to help you protect your valuable legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



See Also

  1. Boats & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  2. McMurdo 406 MHz EPIRBs and PLBs
  3. Skeeter Bass Boats
  4. Sporting Goods: Overview
  5. Breathing: Overview
  6. Broken Bones: Overview
  7. Bruises: Overview
  8. Burns: Overview
  9. Dislocation: Overview
  10. Head & Brain Injury
  11. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  12. Loss of Limb
  13. Mouth & Dental Disorders: Overview
  14. Scars: Overview
  15. Spinal Cord Injury
  16. Wounds: Overview
  17. Boats & Personal Watercraft: Frequently Asked Questions
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