With over 50 natural and man-made rivers, Arizona has become an ideal venue for boating trips and adventures. But with large numbers of people going boating and participating in water sports around the state, boating accidents in Arizona have also become quite common. Every year, there are many reported cases of individuals sustaining injuries from water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and other recreational activities on the water.
Boating-related accidents are often the result of unsafe driving. And the injuries can be severe. If you, or a loved one, have been seriously injured in a boat accident that is not your fault, know that AA Injury Lawyers is serious about helping you.
Our firm has been handling personal injury cases for decades now, and we understand the life-altering damage that boating accidents can cause. As if the debilitating pain and suffering aren’t enough, there are also the medical and rehabilitation costs that can quickly add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you let us, we can help ease the burden and make sure that you receive full compensation for your expenses, as well as the suffering and inconveniences that the accident has caused you.
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If you or a member of your family has sustained serious boating injuries because of someone else’s negligent behavior, consider consulting with us first before speaking with the insurance company. Our lawyers can educate you on what to do and how to protect your rights in a boating injury case. Consultations are treated with the utmost confidentiality, and are absolutely free! We also offer home or hospital consultations at no extra charge.
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Around 100,000 boats are registered throughout Arizona each year, and all of these vessels have access to most lakes and rivers in the state. With so many watercrafts operating on any given day, boating accidents are a possibility. And although boating fatalities have decreased in the last few years, recreational boating is still to blame for thousands of injuries and several hundred deaths in Arizona. These boating accidents include:
Most deaths from boating accidents are from capsized boats or people falling overboard, with 90% of the victims drowning. Furthermore, statistics show that the majority of accidents are due to the operators’ lack of experience or inattention.
Investigators have also found another alarming cause of recent boating accidents – alcohol consumption. Intoxicated boaters are prone to recklessness and driving at unsafe speeds. The effects of alcohol consumption – such as diminished coordination, dehydration, susceptibility to hypothermia, and impaired judgment – become more life-threatening when in water. Operating a boat while under intoxication risks the lives of everybody on board.
Just like DWI or DUI, operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or prohibited substances is illegal in Arizona. Anybody found guilty is subject to stiff penalties, which may include fines, prison time, and/or community service, among others.
To prevent boating accidents or severe damage, should an accident occur, boat operators and passengers have to keep these safety measures in mind:
In case of a boating accident, the state of Arizona requires the boat operator to file an accident report with the proper authorities. The operator must report accidents where the following conditions occur:
Death and injury reports must be filed within 48 hours of the incident, while property damage have to be reported within ten days. If the boat operator is unable to file the report, the owner may do so in his place.
While boating accidents can take place because of different reasons, victims are entitled to reasonable compensation for their suffering and injuries. In case of a boating accident due to the negligence of another, seek the advice and legal services of AA Injury Lawyers’ personal injury attorneys.
We handle all types of personal injury claims.
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