Common Causes of Boat Accidents in Michigan

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5 Common Causes of Boat Accidents

• Inexperience - There are different levels of inexperience on waterways. A young teen who has spent every summer of his life on Michigan waters with his family likely has more experience operating a boat than the adult who bought a water vessel on a whim.

• Intoxication - With water fun comes alcohol and other drugs, and there is no shortage of people spending their vacation or weekend out on Michigan waterways along with a cooler full of beer.

• Distraction - Smartphones are responsible for rising levels of distracted driving and accompanying auto accidents, and they’re also at fault on Michigan waters.

• Faulty equipment - Since there isn’t a boating safety course requirement in Michigan, any inexperienced boat operator who is on the water and suddenly encounters a problem could find themselves stranded and in a serious emergency.

• Crowded waterways - Just like highways become more dangerous the busier they get – think Thanksgiving travel – Michigan waterways become more treacherous the more crowded they get. In the heart of summer, there will be personal water craft operators attempting daring tricks at breakneck speeds right alongside meandering pontoon boats.

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Christensen Law 
David Christensen  
25925 Telegraph Rd #200  
Southfield, MI 48033 
(248) 213-4900 
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https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com 
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