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Boat Accident Attorney in Michigan Discusses Boating Accident Statistics

Our boat accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. know that Michigan is a wonderful place to live, with abundant opportunities to enjoy many water related activities. Unfortunately, our mass amounts of water offer a broad array of possibilities for watercraft accidents, including those involving small boats, motorcraft, jet skis, sailboats and collisions with decks and docks. Our Michigan boat accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. are experienced in handling the full range of watercraft accidents.

Michigan has over 3,288 miles of beautiful coastline and 10,000 in land lakes and ponds; and is intertwined by a 35,000 mile network of freshwater rivers, streams, and wetlands ideally suited for boating, sailing, Jet Ski riding, and various recreational activities. However, accompanying these abundant natural resources is the sobering reality serious boating accidents resulting in severe injury or even death.

Boat Accident Statistics

Boating accidents are more prevalent than some people think. In fact, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that:

  • In 2012, the Coast Guard counted 4515 accidents that involved 651 deaths, 3000 injuries and approximately $38 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
  • The fatality rate was 5.4 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels.
  • Almost seventy-one (71) percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, almost eighty-five (85) percent were not reported as wearing a life jacket.
  • Almost fourteen percent (14) of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction.

Michigan Boat Accident Attorney No Fee Promise

Our boat accident attorneys in Michigan will represent you in your boating injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE.  You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact Your Michigan Boat Accident Attorney Now

If you or a family member has been injured in a boat accident or a relative has been killed, you should contact our Michigan boating accident injury attorneys immediately.  Call us now at (800) 606-1717, or simply fill out the orange Get Help Now box to the right of this page and "Click to Send" to speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers about your case. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.