An Atlantic County Boating Accident Lawyer has extensive experience in representing those who have been involved in a boating accident. These lawyers specialize in bringing the legal expertise to their clients’ that have been in an accident that involved a recreational vehicle.
Did you know that in the year of 2015, the Coast Guard alone reported that there were 4,158 recreational boating accidents? Out of these 4,158 accidents, there were a total of 2,613 injuries recorded, 626 deaths recorded as well as about 42 million dollars’ worth of property damages.
This fatality rate calculated to be 5.3 deaths out of 100,000 recreational vehicles that were registered. This rate increased a total of 1.9 percent from the previous year of 2014 which was recorded to be 5.2 deaths out of 100,000 recreational vehicles that were registered.
When this calculation is compared to those which were calculated in the year of 2014, the total number of accidents increased a total of 2.3 percent, the total number of deaths that were calculated increased a total of 2.6 percent, and the total number of injuries actually decreased by a total of 2.4 percent.
When the actual cause of death was known due to these recreational boating accidents, 76 percent of the deaths were caused by drowning. Out of these drowning victims that actually reported lifejacket usage, 85 percent out of the 76 percent were not wearing lifejackets.
An Atlantic County Boating Accident Lawyer understands that instruction was a known factor, 71 percent of these total deaths were due to the fact that the operator of the recreational boating vehicle did not actually take any boating safety courses. Only a total of 15 percent out of the 71 percent of these deaths recorded that the operator actually did attend an approved safety course.
Many boating accidents occur due to the fact that people underestimate the actual dangers of watercraft vehicles when compared to cars. If you find yourself in a situation where you believe that you have been in an accident due to negligent reasons during a boating accident contact an Atlantic County Boating Accident Lawyer right away; they know the law.
For more information, contact Atlantic County Injury Attorney, or call them at 609-513-0627.