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Minnesota Boating Accident Lawyer

Our state is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. Actually, Minnesota has over 12,000 lakes and thousands of rivers. It’s not astonishing that many Minnesotans are out on the water in the warm weather, using boats and even personal crafts like Jet Skis. With so many folks on the water fishing, water skiing, and boating around the lake, this, unfortunately, means water and boating accidents. Collisions with other boats and personal watercraft, slipping or falling due to wet surfaces on the boat, sinking or tipping of a boat and even boat fires and explosions can be the cause injury or death.

A boat operator can be inexperienced, drunk, reckless or just not paying attention to water conditions. When alcohol is involved, the chances of injury and death increase greatly. Personal injury or wrongful death due to the negligence of a boating business or a reckless boat operator can leave you feeling unsure of what to do.

Reckless Boat Operation Can Cause Serious Injury

Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., has experience with maritime law and handling personal injury or wrongful death due to boating accidents involving:

  • Speedboats
  • Motorized fishing boats
  • Water skiing
  • Sailboats
  • Cabin cruisers
  • Sightseeing charters
  • Fishing charters
  • Jet skis
  • WaveRunners
  • Other personal watercraft

What To Do After A Boating Accident In Minnesota

Of course, first get the proper medical attention. Then you must report the boat accident to the county sheriff, by law, if there are any personal injuries, property damage that exceeds $2,000 or fatalities. Later you will be faced with managing medical bills, loss of income, injury rehabilitation and insurance claim issues. In the most tragic cases, you may be going through grief due to the loss of a loved one who died in an accident. Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., understands what you may be facing in the aftermath of a serious boat accident. Our goal is to ease your stress during this time and make sure your rights are protected.

Do You Have A Boating Accident Case?

If you have been injured in a boating accident, do not hesitate to act swiftly so that your rights are protected. Please contact the experienced St. Paul boat and water accident attorneys of Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., at 651-364-6807 to set up a free, confidential consultation. You may also contact us with our online form.