Boating Accidents that Result in Drowning
Failure to take specific safety precautions when boating may constitute negligence when an individual is harmed in an accident. One of the biggest threats to boaters and their passengers is drowning, and this tragic event can be the result of boater negligence. While losing a loved one in a boating accident is a tragedy no matter the circumstance, drowning deaths that could have been prevented with proper safety gear and responsible behavior can be even more difficult for loved ones to deal with.
Filing a Drowning Claim
Accidents can happen as a result of a variety of factors. Boats, jet skis, and other water crafts are all susceptible to circumstance that may lead to devastating accidents caused by any of the following:
- Mechanical defects or malfunctions
- Intoxicated operators
- Skiing or inner tubing malfunctions
Failure to take the appropriate safety measures before a boating accident is inexcusable behavior, and that type of negligence may result in a wrongful death claim that pursues compensation for costs related to the drowning, such as the following
- Medical Costs
- Funeral Costs
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Consortium
Individuals who were inhibited by drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident that caused the death of your loved one may face additional charges.
Contact a Boating Accident and Drowning Claims Attorney
The attorneys at understand just how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of a drowning incident that was entirely preventable. We will fight to protect your rights so that you can focus on the healing process. Contact the boating accident and drowning claims attorneys with at (248) 948-9696 to start discussing the particulars of your case.