Arizona law requires that operators who have been in a boating accident have to:
Stop the vessel at the scene; and
Render aid to any injured parties and/or minimize any danger caused by the accident unless doing so would seriously endanger his or her vessel or passengers; and
Provide their name, address, and the identifying number of his or her vessel to anyone injured in the accident and to the owner of any damaged property.
Additionally, operators are obligated to file a boating accident report with the Arizona Game and Fish Department within 48 hours of an accident that includes an injury and/or death and five days with accidents that involves property damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a marine accident, get in touch with a Phoenix accident lawyer by calling 602-777-7000 or filling out our Free Case Evaluation form here.
Boating is a popular form of outdoor reaction. As a result, there has been an increase in the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities involving recreational watercraft. In some states, there are few licensing requirements, meaning anyone over the age of 12 can operate a boat.
If you have been in a boating accident, a personal injury attorney can help. Contact us today to get started with your claim by calling 844-212-0122.
Top Causes of Marine Accidents
The leading causes of marine accidents are:
- Operator inexperience
- Operator inattention
- Passenger behavior
- Equipment failure
- Reckless operation
- Failure to yield
- Congested waters/hazardous waters
- Excessive speed/operating under the influence
If a boating accident has left you seriously injured, reach out to a personal injury lawyer right now by calling Burg Simpson at 844-212-0122.
CONTACT OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS TODAY
The marine injury attorneys at Burg Simpson have more than 40 years of experience in dealing with accidents that occur on the state’s waterways. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, we can help you put your life back together while also working to help punish irresponsible boat operators. Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer today by calling Burg Simpson at 844-212-0122 or you can fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form now.
Offices Handling Marine Accident Claims