Being home to over 15,000 lakes, Minnesota has countless boating enthusiasts. As jet skis become more and more popular, the traffic on the water has become increasingly dangerous. Just as there are safety rules for driving on our roadways, boating also has safety rules such as direction of boating traffic and right-of-way. The difference is boating does not require drivers to pass a test in order to operate watercraft.
Boating accidents are most typically caused by inexperienced boaters, boating under the influence (BUI), or mechanical problems. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Minnesota boating accidents are alcohol related. Statistics show that an intoxicated boater is 10 times more susceptible to being hurt or killed in a watercraft accident than sober boat drivers. It is recommended that you consult an experienced Minnesota boating accident attorney if you have been hurt on the water due to the negligence of another boater.
The Law Offices of Bradshaw and Bryant have been helping injury victims and their families recover damages for over 15 years. Their personal injury experience includes all types of injuries and accidents as well as wrongful death. If you have been injured in a Minnesota boating accident, we would be happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your case. Since there is almost always some form of negligence involved in boating accidents, you may have the right to receive financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact us today at 800.770.7008 to speak with a qualified Minnesota boating accident lawyer.