Boating accidents are a fact of life – and death – in a state that has 15,000 lakes and over 13,500 miles of navigable rivers and streams. Wisconsin is home to over 500,000 registered motorboats, not to mention countless jet skis and other forms of recreational watercraft. When watercraft operators fail to meet their legal obligation to operate in a safe manner, serious personal injury, or even death, is often the result. Personal injury boating accidents have many causes. Driving too fast. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Inattention. Reckless operation. Inexperience. Faulty equipment. All of which are actionable.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a boating accident or other recreational watercraft accident, you are entitled to compensation for your water-related injury. It doesn’t matter if you were on a charter boat, tour boat or ferry boat on Lake Michigan, a pleasure craft on the river, a jet ski, a canoe, kayak, or even a raft.
If you’ve been injured on Wisconsin’s waterways as a result of the actions of someone else, you need to contact an attorney experienced in boating accidents, Wisconsin waterway laws, and maritime law. You need to contact Cabaniss Law. Attorney John Cabaniss has successfully settled cases for the victims of drunken boaters, negligent boaters and defective personal watercraft.