Top Reasons for Boating Accidents in Ohio

by Cary Graham | August 16th, 2016

Ohio has some of the best boating waters in the country. With 110 lakes and 61,000 miles of rivers and streams, you could spend your entire lifetime exploring the various Ohio waterways. Keeping those waterways safe is everyone’s responsibility, whether fishing from land or running a large outboard-powered behemoth on open water. And when rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water get congested during peak season, it only takes one lapse of concentration or judgment to lead to tragedy.

Boating accidents occur for a number of reasons in Ohio, including equipment failure and hazardous waters. However, there are also boating accidents that result from negligent and careless behavior on the water, such as:

  • alcohol use,
  • excessive speed,
  • operator inattention,
  • operator inexperience,
  • reckless operation,
  • and passenger/skier behavior.

These are the most unfortunate, as they can be avoided. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident due to someone else’s carelessness, give our Ohio boating accident attorneys a call immediately for a free consultation. We can fully investigate the events that led up to your accident and help hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

Boating accidents in Ohio can cost thousands in medical expenses, lost wages, and more—don’t pay for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Give us a call today.