Boating accidents are something we hear about during the summer months. The lakes and rivers of Missouri and Kansas provide an abundant array of recreational activities for thousands of water sport enthusiasts each year. Boaters and swimmers alike, head to the water when the weather heats up. Thankfully, most days out on the water will end with nothing more serious than a touch of sunburn. Unfortunately, sometimes the fun results in severe injuries or even fatalities due to careless or negligent drivers.
Many boating accidents are preventable. In fact, the majority of serious injuries related to boating and water sports are related to alcohol and drug use by the individuals operating the watercraft. The victims, and their families, injured because of this negligence have the right to sue for damages.