Oklahoma Boat Accidents
Any injury that occurs on or with a ship, boat, ferry, or personal watercraft (also referred to as wave runners and jet skis) is considered a boating accident. Today, our oceans, lakes, and rivers are busier than ever with all types of pleasure boating and commercial transportation increasing the chances of accidents.
In 2004, 676 fatalities and 3,363 injuries occurred in the U.S. while participating in boating activities.
Thousands of serious injuries and fatalities occur each year in the U.S. due to the negligent or reckless operation of boats and watercrafts. Although Oklahoma boat owners and operators have a duty to keep its occupants and others safe, injuries still frequently occur as the result of carelessness and negligence.
Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an boat accident by using the form on your left or by calling us toll-free at 1 (866) 664-0400 for a FREE case review.
Some of the most common causes of and factors contributing to boating accidents are as follows:
- Boating activity accidents - Activities such as water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, etc. can be dangerous when the participants either fail to practice the rules of the water and safety procedures or do not take into consideration the surrounding environment, water depth, other boats, and other hazards.
- Collision, tipping, flooding, sinking or capsizing - These can be a direct or indirect result of operator negligence; boating under the influence of alcohol; lack of skill in boating; or elements such as wind, rain, sun, or waves.
- Electrocution - This typically occurs due to a lighting strike, striking a power line, or boat electronics malfunction. Lighting strikes are very dangerous and gives good reason to avoid boating under threat of a storm. Power lines are a concern when launching boats as a long mast could strike a line. The electronics in a boat are typically safe, but may cause electrocution due to malfunction or misuse.
- Fire or explosion - Fuel is the most likely source of any boating fire. Fires and explosions are typically the result of improper maintenance of or damage to the boat's fuel system or engine.
We can handle your potential legal case if you are in any of these Oklahoma cities. Even if your city is not listed you may still speak with one of our Oklahoma boat accident attorneys by filling out our contact form or calling us toll-free at 1 (866) 664-0400.
Ada, Afton, Altus, Alva, Anadarko, Ardmore, Atoka, Bartlesville, Blackwell, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Chandler, Checotah, Chickasha, Claremore, Clinton, Del City, Duncan, Durant, Edmond, El Reno, Elk City, Enid, Erick, Frederick, Glenpool, Grove, Guthrie, Guymon, Henryetta, Idabel, Lawton, Locust Grove, Mcalester, Miami, Midwest City, Moore, Muskogee, Norman, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Owasso, Pauls Valley, Perry, Ponca City, Poteau, Pryor, Roland, Sallisaw, Sand Springs, Savanna, Shawnee, Stillwater, Stilwell, Stroud, Tahlequah, Tulsa, Vinita, Wagoner, Weatherford, Woodward, Yukon
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