Due to victims having to deal with the combination of injuries, lost wages and medical bills, the aftermath of a boating accident can be a very chaotic time. That is why, as nationwide maritime trial lawyer David Anderson explains in the video below, after seeking immediate medical attention, the first thing you should do after having an accident on the water is talk to a qualified attorney. While you may ultimately decide not to hire an attorney, because of the complexities of maritime law, it is never a bad idea to consult with one so you know what your rights are following the accident.
Man Dies in San Dimas Boating Accident During Practice Race
According to CBS 2 in Los Angeles, a recreational boating accident in San Dimas left a 65-year-old man dead and another person injured. The accident happened around 11:15 a.m. on March 7 near Puddingstone Lake in the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park.
The fatal collision occurred while three powerboats were practicing prior to the start of the second day of a three-day racing event hosted by the Southern California Outboard Association. No public boats were on the lake at the time of the wreck, because it had been reserved for the racing event, which was cancelled in the aftermath of the deadly crash.
“They went into a corner,” said a race event participant. “They were three wide, a warm-up lap. They weren’t going real fast. The middle boat made a 90-degree turn. We don’t know if the steering broke [or] what happened. And the boat that was on the inside ran over him.”
Latti & Anderson’s Little Extra: According to the American Boating Association, in 2012, 85 percent of fatal boating accident victims who drowned were not wearing a lifejacket.
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Source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/03/08/man-65-killed-in-boating-collision-in-san-dimas/, http://www.americanboating.org/