Boating and Water Craft Accidents
Wisconsin is rich in lakes, rivers, and streams, and offers unlimited opportunities for water-related recreation. While the possibilities for fun and relaxation are inviting, if not used properly, boats and personal water crafts have the potential for causing serious injuries.
We want you to safely enjoy your boating experience, and the two most important things you can do to reduce your chance of injury is to complete a boating training course and wear a life jacket. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 79% of boat operators involved in accidents had not completed a safety training course and 80% of the people who died in Wisconsin water craft accidents in 2008 were not wearing a life jacket. Boaters’ safety training courses are offered both online and in person through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. For further information regarding the operation requirements, obligations and education for boating, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ website, or follow this link: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/cs/rec.htm.
The personal injury attorneys at Tlusty & Kennedy, S.C. are experienced and skilled in representing individuals injured in water craft accidents. Please call us today if you or a loved one has suffered injuries while participating in a water-related activity. Your initial consultation is free, and there are no attroney fees unless compensation is received. Remember, we’re here to help!