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On the Water Injuries

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On the Water Injuries

Most water related injuries are caused by the inexperience or carelessness of the boat’s operator. The risks of running a watercraft are clearly misunderstood by many people engaging in water sports.  In many incidents, alcohol consumption is a factor. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that water vessel drivers with a blood alcohol content above .10 are over ten times more likely to be killed in an accident than a non-drinking operator. Boats and personal watercraft, such as Jet-Skis, Wave Runners, and Ski-Doos, are powerful machines that can cause severe injury if not properly handled or maintained. Inflatable rafts, kayaks, and canoes bear their own unique hazards. As previously mentioned, some of the most serious accidents involving watercraft include collisions with other vessels, fixed objects or swimmers, as well as falls overboard, running aground in shallow water, and water skiing or wakeboarding mishaps.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a boating or water accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against them. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages for time spent away from work as well as your personal pain and suffering. In order to receive the compensation you deserve, you will need the assistance of a California water injury attorney at Castro Legal Group who has the experience and legal sensitivity toward your particular injury and cause of action.