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Q: What is a "boating accident"?
A: A boating accident may occur in many ways, but the most common are capsizing, crew overboard, collision, fire, sinking, flooding, explosion, and disappearances.
Q: How common are boating accident fatalities?
A: The most recent statistics available from the United States Coast Guard are from 2000 and reveal that 701 deaths resulted from boating accidents.
Q: What are the common causes of boating injuries and fatalities?
A: Some common causes of boating injuries and fatalities are:
Q: What are some safety measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from boating accidents?
A: Some safety measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths are:
Be alert to the possible risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur due to the following reasons:
Q: What are "personal watercraft"?
A: The United States Coast Guard classifies a personal watercraft (PWC) as an inboard boat. It is a vessel that utilizes an inboard motor to power a water jet pump as the main source of propulsion. It is designed to be operated by a person who is sitting, standing, or kneeling on the vessel. As an inboard boat, personal watercraft vessels are required to follow the same rules and requirements of other powerboats, in addition to any specific rules applicable to personal watercraft.
Q: How many personal watercraft vessels are there in the United States?
A: There are well over 1 million personal watercraft vessels in use.
Q: How many accidents occur each year involving personal watercraft vessels?
A: On average, approximately 5,000 personal watercraft accidents occur each year, resulting in 2,000 injuries and over 60 deaths.
Q: Should I contact an attorney if I have been injured in a boating accident?
A: Yes. It may be important for you to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Only a licensed attorney can evaluate whether you have a case that is worth pursuing. Keep in mind however that there may be time limits (statutes of limitations) which impact on your right to sue.
Q: What are the common boating accident contributing factors?
A: Some common boating accident contribution factors are:
Q: When must a boating accident report be filed?
A: A causality or accident report must be submitted to the reporting authority if any of the following occurs:
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