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Articles Posted in Boating Accidents

Summer is here, and boaters across Connecticut are taking advantage of the state’s beautiful lakes and coastlines. Unfortunately, the rising popularity of recreational boating also means that there is an uptick in the number of boating accidents and fatalities. Some of the common causes of these accidents include operator negligence, poorly maintained boats, excessive speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, and a lack of proper safety measures. 

Every boating accident is different, and recreational boat injury claims can be quite complicated. If you have been injured in a boating incident, here are four reasons to hire an experienced boating accident lawyer in Connecticut

1. You May Be Dealing With Serious Injuries

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Boaters are enthusiastically heading to the waterways in these summer months. Connecticut, with its beautiful lakes and coastline, is a very popular boating destination. Unfortunately, with the increased number of boats in the water, boating accidents and fatalities occur all too frequently.  To reduce the number of recreational boating fatalities, it’s important to understand the causes of these accidents:

Lack of Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)

Boaters are required by law to wear PFDs while operating any vessel less than 26 feet long. Too many people ignore this rule and choose not to wear them. In fact, 71% of people involved in boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket at the time. It’s crucial for all boaters, new and experienced, to have a proper understanding of boating safety and to follow basic precautions to help minimize the number of boating fatalities in the future.

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