According to the latest 2009 statistics, upwards of nine million people participate in recreational boating every year. This number has risen steadily over the last ten years and with the increase in boating traffic, there comes an increase in boating accidents. Many times, these boating accidents result in injury or even death. If you are one of the hundreds of people who have been involved in a boating accident this year it is in your best interests to find a qualified personal injury Lawyer like the ones at Stephens & Holman who has experience dealing with boat-related injuries.
Because most small boats are used as recreational vehicles there is more of a tendency to have alcohol on board a boat than there is in an automobile. Last year over a third of boating accidents involved alcohol. People operating recreational water vehicles have a tendency to forget how dangerous it is (not to mention how illegal it is) to operate ANY vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
If you have been injured in a boating accident and you live in British Columbia, please contact the law offices of Stephens and Holman to schedule a consultation with one of our qualified boating accident Lawyers today!