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Boating Accidents

Utah Boating Accident Attorneys

speedboat about to hit another boatUtah’s beautiful lakes and rivers are ideal locations for boating and water sports of all kinds. Many people enjoy spending time on their fishing and ski boats, on weekends or during vacations. And small craft like Jet Skis are reaching record popularity as well. All too often, however, alcohol enters the mix when people attempt to enjoy there vacations. Many operators of boats don’t seem to realize that the same laws and regulations regarding the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated also apply to watercraft.

Utah Boating Accident Statistics

Nearly 700 people were killed and 3,451 people were injured as a result of the 4,969 boating accidents in 2005, according to statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard. While you may know how to properly navigate your vessel, that doesn’t mean that other boaters sharing the lakes are as knowledgeable or cautious. In fact, the number one cause of boating accidents was the careless or reckless operation of the boat. Coming in second was operator inattention. Other factors causing some of the 4,969 accidents were excessive speed, operator inexperience, alcohol use, and improper lookout. No matter what careless actions the other boater took that led to your Utah boat accident, you may be due  to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability among other possible factors. By consulting with Christensen & Hymas, you can have confidence that we will advise you of your options moving forward. Our Salt Lake City Utah watercraft accident attorneysoffer a free initial consultation during which we will evaluate your claim and answer your questions. Should you have a valid case and choose to hire us to represent you, we’ll take every action to get you the compensation you deserve and we’ll guide you through every step of the way.

Get Utah’s Best on Your Side

Being involved in a Utah boating accident can result in serious injury and trauma and the financial burdens involved are very real. If you or a loved one has suffered such an injury, you may contact us online or call us at 801-506-0800 (Main number), 801-224-2999 (Utah County) or 801-294-9500 (Davis County) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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