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An Overview of Maryland Boating Accident Statistics

By Alpert Schreyer on June 28, 2012

Boating is a popular summer activity, as warm weather and sunshine make lakes, rivers, and the ocean pleasant places to be. However, like many recreational activities, boating presents certain risks of injury, especially when your fellow boaters fail to take proper care for their own safety or the safety of others.

Maryland Boating AccidentsIn 2011, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources recorded 186 total boating accidents, a decrease from 216 accidents in 2010. These accidents resulted in 156 people suffering injury and 24 boating accident-related fatalities. Although the overall accident rate was lower in 2011 than in 2010, the rate of accidents and deaths was higher in 2011 than in 2010, when 136 people were injured and 13 lost their lives.

The Department of Natural Resources also tracks the primary causes of Maryland boating accidents. In 2011, the Department reported that passenger or skier error resulted in 18 percent of accidents, the largest proportion recorded. Operator error caused 14 percent of accidents, and recklessness or negligence was responsible for 11 percent of them, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Failing to keep a proper lookout for obstacles or other boats accounted for 10 percent of accidents.

Boating accidents can result in serious injuries. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, please don’t hesitate to call an experienced personal injury lawyer in Bowie at Alpert Schreyer. To learn more about your legal rights and options after an injury, call us today at (866) 444-6363 for a confidential case evaluation.

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