Please be careful when you are out boating this summer. If you are driving others in your boat, it is important that you know that you are responsible for what happens while others are on your vessel. According to a Williamsport, PA area story, two people were recently charged in relation to a boating accident last summer. Within the Sun-Gazette article, it was noted that a man died after jumping off a moving boat in the Susquehanna River last summer. As a result, the operators of the boat were charged with a felony failure as operators involved in a boating accident, as well as reckless and negligent operation of a watercraft. Within the official investigation, it was noted that the people on board the boat had been drinking, and some were very intoxicated.
Boating accidents see an expected and marked increase in the summer, especially involving intoxication while driving a boat. In this area, Glendale and Raystown lakes are arguably the most susceptible places in our local area for such occurrences. Victims of boating accidents injured due to the fault of another may have lasting and extensive injuries that result in compounded medical bills and significant changes in mobility and ability. Attorney Doug Stoehr is an attorney serving western and central Pennsylvania that handles cases involving personal injury. If you would like to consult with him about your case, please contact our law office.
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