The US Coast Guard reported that, in 2010 alone, there were 4,604 recreational boat accidents. Sadly, those accidents led to 672 deaths and 3,153 injuries. The Coast Guard also reported that alcohol, excessive speed, unskilled/inexperienced operators, improper lookout and negligence were the top 5 causes of boating accidents in the US.
With lakes like Lanier, Allatoona, West Point, Oconee, Burton, Rabun and more, as well as countless other rivers, ponds and waterways, all popular destinations, it is critical that residents of Atlanta and citizens of Georgia are aware of proper boating practices and know what to do in the event they are involved in an incident on the water.
If you were injured in a boat or watercraft accident, the office of Haug Law Group is here to help.
We are experts in cases relating to:
- Operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or medications
- Accidents involving swimmers and boats
- Accidents involving personal watercraft and boats;
- Underage persons operating watercraft without supervision
A consultation with our experts on boating accidents in the Atlanta area and across Georgia is free.
If you were injured by a negligent boater in Georgia, it’s important to know your rights before seeking compensation. Book your first consultation an authorized and experienced legal practitioner at Haug Law Group P.A., by reaching out to us via the internet or calling us at 844-428-4529.