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Causes of Boating Accidents

Enjoying a day on the lake or out at sea can be very enjoyable. Boating is a pleasant pastime that can be a wonderful source of relaxation, recreational fun, or adventure. Sadly, it also creates some very dangerous situations. Boating accidents affect the lives of innocent individuals every year. By knowing what the most common causes of boating accidents are, you are better able to take measures to protect yourself and those you care about.

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a boating accident, you have a right to seek compensation for the damage done. Contact the Jacksonville boating accident lawyer Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088 to learn more about your case options from an experienced and compassionate attorney.

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

A boating accident can involve collision with another vessel, collision with an obstacle, or the capsizing of a watercraft, among other situations. Some of the most common situations that can cause a boating crash or accident include the following:

  • People swimming too far from the shore
  • Boat drivers operating their vehicle while intoxicated
  • Unseen obstructions in the water
  • Boats traveling too close together
  • Mechanical malfunction
  • Unexpected inclement weather

Any of these experiences can lead to a tragic boating accident, negatively impacting the lives of innocent individuals.

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If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a boating accident influenced by the negligence of someone else, the Jacksonville boat accident lawyer Donald Guthrie would like to help. Contact our office today at 904-296-1088 to learn more about your options from a knowledgeable professional.








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