Every year, recreational boating accidents cause tens of millions of dollars in property damage and hundreds of deaths. According to statistics presented by the American Boating Association, 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and $49 million in property damage were reported in boating accidents in 2016 alone.
When a boating accident occurs, it is important to find out its cause and what sources are available to cover any injuries or losses it has caused. Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC helps clients across Virginia who have been injured or have lost loved ones in watercraft accidents. From our offices in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport News, our boat accident attorneys offer sound guidance and dedicated representation to pursue maximum compensation.
To find out more about the ways our team can help you, call (757) 330-3425 or contact us online.
What Causes Boating Accidents?
The top five primary contributing factors in recreational boating accidents are:
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- Improper lookout
- Excessive speed
- Machinery failure
The majority of boating accidents can be attributed to operator inexperience or inattention. If the person operating the boat is not properly trained, is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or is simply not paying proper attention, the results can be catastrophic.
Whether your accident was caused by the person operating the boat, by a defective boat part, or by any other issue, our Newport News boating accident lawyers can help you take the appropriate steps to pursue financial compensation. This can help you start putting the pieces of your life back together, even if this seems difficult or impossible at the moment. With our over 150 years of collective experience and our record of success in and out of the courtroom, Huffman & Huffman is in an ideal position to help you seek justice.
Schedule your free consultation by calling (757) 330-3425 today!