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- Georgia Boating Fatalities Lowest in Years, Drowning Risks Are Still Real
The U.S. Coast Guard recently released statistics regarding recreational boating fatalities. The good news is that fatalities are down nearly fourteen percent in 2013 from the year before. This decrease reflects a concerted effort to encourage boating safety.
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Targeting Drivers Boating Under the Influence
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is zeroing in on boaters and watercraft operators driving under the influence of alcohol. Local task forces have been developed in various high volume boating and recreation areas across Texas.
- Common Boating Accidents and How to Avoid Them
Arizona has more lakes and rivers than many people assume. However, the state also has the fifth highest boating accident rate in the country. Why is that?
- Wrongful Death at Sea: Liability, Non-Pecuniary Damages, and Survivors’ Legal Remedies
The recent U.S. District Court (Western District of Washington) case of Michael Mechling, et al. v. Holland America Line, Inc., highlights two key factors in determining legal remedies for survivors of nonseafaring individuals who suffer fatal injuries at sea.
- Florida Boating Safety
Sadly, many Florida boat owners are blind to boating safety and fail to maintain a safe ship. Most boats by their nature do not offer secure footing and provide the relaxation and excitement which often override safety precautions. All too often we hear of deaths and crippling injuries when a negligent boat owner fails to yield the right of way to another boat or maintain a safe vessel.
- What to do After a Boating Accident
If you or someone you know has been in a boating accident, you understand how scary the whole event can be. Not only is someone injured, a boat may be damaged, and there may have been a very real fear of drowning as part of the accident. This can lead to long-term anguish and other injuries. Moreover, since it is not the familiar scenario of a car accident, who is responsible? Who do you report the accident to, if anyone? Is there insurance coverage? Who is liable?
- Man to be arraigned in Severe Boating Accident
A New Hampshire resident is facing criminal changes after a boating accident that happened last year.
- Difference between Jones Act and Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation and Jones Act maritime injury claims are very different. The only similarity is that they provide compensation for injured employees.
- Settling a Jones Act Claim Out of Court
There are times when settling a Jones Act claim out of court may lead to more compensation and ultimately be the best option for an injured maritime worker.
- Stay Cool & Safe in the Pool: Safety Tips for Swimming Pool Owners and Guests
Every year, thousands of people are injured or die in swimming pool accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 3,500 people per year drown in accidents unrelated to boating.