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Boating Maritime Accidents

Boating Maritime Accidents

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 672 people died from boating related accidents in 2010; every year thousands more are injured. Approximately 88% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents (16%). The majority of boating accidents involve power boats (48%). A catastrophic injury or wrongful death may occur as a result of many different factors and contributing causes of accidents often as the result of:

  • Defective fuel systems leading to fires and explosions;
  • Improper engine ventilation;
  • Improper lighting;
  • Impaired judgment caused by alcohol or drugs;
  • Medication impairment;
  • Ineffective pump systems;
  • Ineffective drainage;
  • Failure to maintain safety equipment;
  • Power failures;
  • Distracted driving (cell phones and texting)
  • Improper surface treatment.

The romance and adventure conjured by thoughts of recreational boating, enjoying water sports and being on the water can sometimes end up being a nightmare.  If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed in a boating or admiralty accident, Davant & Associates will investigate all the circumstances, gather crucial evidence, negotiate with insurance companies and prepare you case in anticipation of trial if settlement is not quickly forthcoming.

Talk to an experienced litigation attorney about your Boating/ Maritime AccidentCall Davant and Associates today for a free consultation (412) 519- 2274 (DIRECT LINE TO AN ATTORNEY 24/7)
send an e-mail directly to Attorney Robert Davant, or submit your case online for a fee case evaluation. 

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