Most boating accidents involve a person falling overboard, but a vast number of accidents can occur. Some examples of negligence that could lead to boating accidents include excessive speed, inattention, and operator experience. These types of accidents can cause injury or even death. Arguing fault and liability are important points of interest that you will need a qualified attorney to handle.
Who Is Responsible For a Boating Accident?
Victims or their families can sue the boat operator for negligence or for not providing adequate safety. In most cases, the boat owner will have liability coverage under a boat policy, or their homeowner's policy may cover it.
When the boat is not insured, the owner, the rental company, or other passengers who acted with negligence may be responsible for the damages caused by the boating accident.