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What sort of accidents and injuries occur on boats?

Anyone who enters Alaska's waters opens themselves up to the possibility of being injured at sea. Some situations are certainly far more dangerous than others. For example, deep sea fishing vessels are much more likely to report back injuries or even fatalities than a cruise ship. However, due to the potential of injury in any situation, it's good to have Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider on your side.

Like any other moving vehicle, boats can leave its passengers with some nasty injuries in a severe accident. Some of the more extreme instances of reported bodily damage on boats have included:

  • Extreme lacerations or amputations
  • Crushed or damage spine
  • Brain injuries
  • Death

While not every boating accident will lend itself to these violent outcomes, it's important to note that the possibility still exists. Boats have lots of heavy equipment, fast-moving machinery, and items that can move around if the ship itself is moving violently. While safety precautions are taken to ensure the safety of passengers like you, the possibility of an accident occurring never fully goes away.

Other big risks on a ship naturally involve water. Decks can get slippery when wet, which can create the perfect environment for slip-and-fall accidents. It's even possible for passengers to fall overboard despite safety measures put into place to prevent that from happening. If you fall overboard while on a cruise, it could take a while for the boat to turn around and fetch you due to its size. This can be deadly in cold or choppy waters.

When it comes to injuries on the sea, knowing what to prepare for can help make a difference. Know where the dangers lie and understand that accidents can happen anywhere. If you have already been injured on a boat and would like to look more into your legal options, you can visit our linked web page for more information.

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