Minnesota is one of the best states for boating and is famously the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” With its beautiful summers and scenic lakes, it is easy to see why so many residents own boats. However, with so many Minnesotans enjoying water sports, accidents happen. One major cause of Minnesota boating accidents is negligence by intoxicated boaters. Alcohol use, combined with frequent distractions on the water, can be an accident waiting to happen.
Common Boating Accidents And Problems
- Flooding, capsizing or sinking of a boat as a result of a collision with another boat or object in the water
- The slipping and falling of a passenger, or a passenger falling overboard
- Fire, explosion or other related accident while on a boat
- Insufficient safety equipment such as life jackets or poorly maintained equipment
While these accidents may be caused by negligence, they may also be the result of product failure. After any boating accident, it is very important to contact a Minnesota boating accident attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Your Meshbesher Law Firm personal injury attorney can bring claims against any necessary parties, including, if alcohol is involved, the bar that served the intoxicated boater under the Minnesota Dram Shop Act.
Contact The Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyers For Your Boating Accident Now
Remember, it is extremely important to contact a boating accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident to protect your rights. To contact one of our experienced Minnesota personal injury attorneys today, call us at 612-349-5215.