With more than 15,000 lakes, it’s no surprise that Minnesota has more registered watercraft per person than any other state. And today, the increasing popularity of boating along with the boom of personal watercraft (jet ski, wave runner, etc) have created more water traffic than ever. Unfortunately, the risk for serious boating injuries has also increased.
Boat accidents are usually caused by one of three factors: an inexperienced boater, intoxicated operator or a boat malfunction. More than a third of both fatal and non-fatal boat accidents are alcohol related. It is estimated that boat operators with a blood alcohol content of .10 or higher are 10 times more likely to be injured or killed in a boating accident than sober operators.
The most common types of boat accidents in Minnesota include:
Boating accidents can result in serious burn injuries, broken bones, back/neck/spine injuries, a head injury and even a fatality. For more than 40 years, the experienced lawyers at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben have been representing victims of boat accidents in personal injury, slip and fall, wrongful death and product liability cases throughout Minnesota.
Our aggressive Minnesota boating accident attorneys have successfully fought for clients in numerous boat accident cases. Our lawyers will fight until the end to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses. We will to go to trial or take on major corporations and insurance companies if necessary.
If you have been in a boat accident, your well being comes first. Your rights are next. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben and let us take care of every detail so you can concentrate on the most important part – your recovery.
Call us today for a free consultation: 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).
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Based in Minneapolis MN, the personal injury attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben represent clients throughout the entire state of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and North Dakota. and South Dakota.