Our office has handled many claims over the years and we are very familiar with the rights and responsibilities of watercraft operators.
One unfortunate fact that proves true every fair weathered holiday is that people think alcohol and boating go together. The driver of a speed boat or other motorized water vessel can do just as much damage or injury to property or people if they don’t follow the rules of the waterways.
Boating laws require all operators of watercraft to educate themselves on the rules and require those under a certain age to obtain an operating certificate. The certificate is proof of their understanding of the rules and that they passed a minimum competency exam before getting on the water.
Unfortunately, boater certificate or not, some people do stupid things on the water. Consuming alcohol in excess is an example. When this happens and someone is injured, an experienced attorney should be consulted. If your are injured as a result of a boater’s carelessness, put our experience to work for you.
Please call NW Injury Law Center at (360) 695-1624 if you have any questions or would like to speak with us regarding a boating accident or injury.