Boating Accident Archives - Chicago Personal Injury Blog
Boating can be great fun, but sometimes accidents can occur. Your legal rights in this type of accident can be complicated. If you are involved in an accident on a sailboat or motorboat, in order to claim compensation for your injury, you must be able to prove that your injury was a result of another person’s negligence. This is defined as failure to act with reasonable care towards others. Just because you were hurt does not necessarily mean someone else was at fault. To win a liability case and claim compensation, your lawyer must be able to prove that a third party acted without reasonable care, and you were injured as a result of that negligence.
What Causes Boating Accidents?
According to the National Association of Rescue Divers, most boating accidents take place in the evening when changes in the environment and excessive alcohol consumption can cause poor judgment. Here’s an overview of common causes of boating accidents: Read the rest »