Over 12 million boats and personal watercraft are currently registered in the United States. Each year, more than 8,000 people are injured in boating accidents and 800 people are killed. You may be able to file a claim against the negligent party to recover your damages including medical expenses, property loss, present and future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Common Boating Accidents in Colorado
While the State of Colorado has many lakes and water sources, the risk of boating accidents has been increasing along with the increasing popularity of boating. The main accidents are:
- Boat collision
- Fire on boat
- Overboard fall
- Careless driving or operation
- Vessel Flip Over
Boating Accidents Claims
Whenever a boating accident occurs, the applicable law to handle the claims would base on the maritime law (aka “admiralty law”), which is sometimes conflicts with the state law. In order to file a successful claim, it is necessary to hire an experienced boating accidents attorney who is well familiar with the various law and would be able to take the right actions and make the best decision in order to bring justice to the clients. The Reisch Law Firm is well experienced with handling complex maritime cases with success.
If you have been injured in a boating accident, call a personal injury attorney at The Reisch Law Firm today for a free consultation: (303) 291-0555