Growing up on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, boating was always a fun way to relax and get out on the water. But when boat captains operate their boats in a negligent or careless manner, a fun activity can quickly turn quite serious. When it becomes dangerous and leads to an injury, a qualified boating accident attorney can help.
In 2016, the Coast Guard reported 4,463 accidents involving 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and approximately $49 million dollars in property damage. Alcohol use is the leading contributor of fatal crashes.
A majority of accidents that occur while pleasure boating include the following: