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Atlanta Boating Accident Attorneys
As the weather warms, more and more people are spending their time outdoors. One of many people’s favorite ways to enjoy the spring and summer months is to enjoy rivers and lakes. There are few better ways to spend a beautiful weekend than relaxing and boating on a lake.
Unfortunately, boating comes along with many dangerous risks not unlike other motor vehicles. Due to their unique nature and the environment in which they are operated, boating accidents can occur and cause serious injury.
What are Some Common Causes of Boating Accidents?
Boats are simply motor vehicles that travel on water instead of land. They come with most of the risks of cars and trucks, but also have a set of risks and challenges that are unique to them. For example, boats are much harder to control than cars and are more susceptible to weather and user inexperience.
Some of the common causes of boating accidents are:
- Operator inexperience
- Equipment failure
- Reckless operation
- Excessive speed
- Boat overloading
- Operator inattention
- Passenger and skier behavior
- Failure to yield to other watercraft
- Alcohol use
- Improperly marked shallow areas or other obstacles in the water
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If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recovery for your medical expenses and other damages. The best way to determine if you should file a claim is to schedule a free consultation with the experienced attorneys at Shane Smith Law as soon as possible.
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