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Child Recovering After a San Francisco Bay Boating Accident

November 09, 2016

Child Recovers Following San Francisco Bay Boating Accident

Boating accidents occur more often than many people realize, but they often are not on the news the way car accidents, trucking accidents, and train accidents are, especially those accidents resulting in fatal injuries. Boating accidents do not surface the news unless they are memorable or result in severe injuries or death.

A recent sailboat accident in the San Francisco Bay made headlines, but luckily the accident did not result in any fatal injuries - all occupants survived the accident. A sailboat carrying 30 people capsized, leaving five adults injured as well as three young children injured. One of the three children is a 5-year-old boy who was unconscious shortly after the accident occurred and required CPR before being taken to a hospital. He was initially listed as being in critical condition, but fortunately recovered. Two additional children on board were taken to the hospital but did not suffer any severe injuries. All other passengers thankfully survived the accident as well without suffering injuries.

What Went Wrong?

Boating accidents can be more difficult to investigate than auto accidents, mostly because there are many different reasons why a boating accident can occur. Additionally, because there are so many different types of boats, not every investigation will be the same. For example, sailboats do not have motors, so an investigation involving a sailboat accident will rule out any motor defect as the cause of an accident. Weather is a common cause or at least a contributing factor in many boating accidents. While preliminary reports indicate that the weather was good at the time the San Francisco Bay boating accident occurred, a gust of wind still could have played a significant role.

Like Californians who enjoy their state's waters, many Georgians take advantage of the beautiful coast and the lakes Georgia has to offer. As such, it is always important to be aware of the risks and dangers associated with boating, whether the boat is a sailboat, speedboat, or pontoon, among others. Also, it is crucial to ensure that the person operating the boat is qualified and trained concerning the actual operations of the boat as well as safety. Many accidents can be prevented so long as proper safety measures are taken. It will take a more extensive investigation to determine if the San Francisco Bay boating accident was in any way preventable.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Boating accidents do not get as much attention as other types of accidents, however, when boating accidents do happen, anyone involved has the potential to suffer significant injuries or death. As such, if you or a loved one has suffered injuries following a boating accident, it is a good idea to consider discussing the matter with one of our personal injury attorneys. Montlick & Associates has more than 37 years of experience providing injured individuals and their loved ones with the legal representation they need and deserve.

Our Personal Injury and Boating Accident Attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of accident cases and are standing by to provide you with the information and guidance you need to move forward. To schedule your free consultation, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333). You may also visit us online at to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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