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In 2007, there were 168 boating accidents in Missouri, in which seven people were killed and 148 were injured, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In Illinois, there were 107 boating accidents, in which 13 people died and 60 people were injured.
The lakes and rivers of Missouri and Illinois are busy recreational spots, and boats can be just as dangerous to operate as automobiles. Nevertheless, one needs fewer qualifications to operate a boat than a car, and there are fewer law enforcement officials available to police our waterways than there are on our roads. Serious boating accidents often result in major injury to boat passengers, and can even result in a fatality.
Just as an injured person can seek compensation after a car accident from the at-fault driver, so too can an injured boater seek compensation. The question of where to turn for financial recovery after a boat accident is complicated by the state’s boating regulations and questions of insurance coverage.
Injured in a Missouri boating accident?
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we focus our law practice on representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents, including boating accidents. Attorney Christopher Hoffmann has over a decade of intensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims, and he has helped hundreds of injury accident victims attain financial compensation after serious accidents.
In boat accident cases, we conduct an independent investigation into all possible causes of the accident. We also analyze all potential sources of compensation, including the injured person’s own insurance policies and the insurance policies of the responsible person.