MINNESOTA BOATING ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAUTION THAT BOATING SEASON BRINGS BOATING ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES.
HIGH INJURY AND FATALITY RATE
The Minnesota Boating Accident Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team warn that boating season is here. With that, comes boating accidents, injuries and even wrongful death. They have experience with boating injuries and fatalities, on Lake Minnetonka, the Mississippi River, and other Minnesota lakes.
Latest statistics of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Boating and Water Safety Department show that in Minnesota alone, there were 18 boating fatalities, 71 non-fatal boating accidents, and 35 non-boating drownings in a single year.
DRUNK BOATING-WORSE THAN DRUNK DRIVING?
Just like “drunk driving” is a problem, so it “drunk boating”. Alcohol consumption occurs even more frequently with boat driving than it does with automobile driving. Locally and nationally, alcohol consumption is a key factor in causing boating deaths and accidents. Hennepin County alone issued 106 citations for boating while intoxicated.
-Wrongful death of a 14 year old who was killed while in a small fishing boating that was hit by a large power boat.
-Serious injury to a boating passenger in a boat that hit “roller waves” at an excessive speed on the Mississippi River.
-Wrongful death of a boat driver who was thrown from the boat when he lost control on an outstate Minnesota lake.
-Injury to a woman who was thrown from a boat that was hit by a larger boat on another outstate Minnesota lake.
The Minnesota Boat Accident Lawyers bring knowledge and experience to the task of bringing justice to the victims of personal injury and wrongful death in boating accidents. They bring the same personal attention to boating accidents and injuries that they bring to motor vehicle collision injury cases.
BOATING SAFETY RESOURCES.