Monday, August 17, 2015

Maryland Boat Accident Lawyers Discuss Increase in Boat Accident Fatalities

Labor Day is coming later than usual this year, providing many Maryland residents and visitors the opportunity to take advantage of the extended boating season. Unfortunately, however, with the increased boating activity also comes a higher risk of boating-related accident injuries and fatalities. Boat accident fatalities are already on the rise this year. So far, the state of Maryland has seen 17 people killed in boat accidents. This is an increase over the state’s average of 12 boating-related deaths per year, and the summer is not yet over.  According to a Department of Natural Resources representative, the number of fatalities this year is due in part to an increase in boating activity caused by warmer weather and low gas prices. Maryland residents and visitors are urged to take heightened precautions when heading out to sea. One of the easiest ways for boaters to protect themselves is to wear a life jacket. Of the 17 people killed in Maryland boat accidents this year, 14 were

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