This blog recently discussed boating safety and the dangers of boating incidents, especially during the popular summer boating season. A recent California boating accident killed one teenager and injured two other victims. A 16-year old boy was killed in the fatal boating accident, which involved a collision between a boat and a personal watercraft. When authorities arrived at the scene of the boat accident, they discovered 3 injured victims who were transported to the hospital. The 16-year old boy subsequently died from his injuries suffered in the boating accident.
Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the boating accident. Victims of a boating accident, or other type of accident, such as a car or motorcycle accident, may suffer serious injuries or may lose their lives. Surviving family members may be left facing life following the unexpected loss of a loved one. It is important for victims injured in a boating accident or other type of accident and surviving family members of a lost loved one become familiar with the legal protections available to them following a serious accident.
Personal injury and wrongful death legal protections are important resources for victims and families to be familiar with following a serious or fatal accident. A claim for damages may be brought against a negligent party, such as the negligent driver of a boat, personal watercraft or car, as the circumstances may warrant, for the recovery of damages including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and wrongful death damages.
Victims and their families are protected when they have been negligently or wrongfully harmed by the careless actions of another party. As a result, it is important for victims understand the protections available to help them during a difficult period of need following a serious accident.