Although Nevada is the driest state in the United States year round, boating and other water sport activities are still major sources of injuries in both Southern and Northern Nevada. With Lake Mead’s proximity to Las Vegas, the area has its share of boating accidents; likewise, with Lake Tahoe and Pyramid’s proximity to Reno/Sparks during the warmer months, boating accidents and injuries a prevalent throughout the State . Boat safety is always an issue that often times is ignored. Many boaters die not only from carelessness, but reckless drunk driving and other boaters not paying attention.
Liability is usually easy to prove with boat accidents, but insurance coverage seems to be the biggest issue. Boat and watercraft coverage is becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain. Boats that run aground or malfunction can cause horrific damages. It is important that your attorney look into all avenues of recovery including the United States National Park Service.
If you are interested in learning more about specific Manufacturers of Boats and their policies and restrictions, please visit: Links to Boat Manufacturers’ Web Sites
If you have been injured in a boating, jetski, waverunner or other watercraft in the State of Nevada, contact Benson & Bingham for a free consultation directly with one of our experienced attorneys.