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Boating accidents involving open motorboats, personal watercrafts (PWCs) or cabin motorboats are commonly reported cases. Accidents may happen due to collisions with fixed objects or moving vessels, capsizing or sinking, fire or explosion, falls or ejection overboard and other circumstances. Often, negligence resulting from operator inattention is foremost contributing factor in a case of accidents on boats, according to Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) system. Boat operatorís carelessness or recklessness and operatorís inexperience or excessive speed follows in frequency are also causes of these types of accidents.
Physical harm to a person caused by a boating accident case must be filed with proper authorities within 48 hours that accident happened. On other hand, if only vessel or property damage were caused by boating accident case, case can be filed ten days from occurrence.
If you or someone you know have been injured in a boating accident case and operator negligence is involved, you may be eligible to file a claim or a lawsuit to seek compensation for damages including injuries, medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property or vessel damages. This may compensate your could-have-been good day at sea, but again maybe any amount wouldnít. Sad events, these types of accidents.
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