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Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, and other waterways in Nevada make boating a popular activity. Unfortunately, many boat accidents with serious injuries occur in our state every year. If you have been hurt in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact The Janda Law Firm in Las Vegas today. Our founding boat accident attorney has a distinguished medical background that gives us an edge in these cases.

Why Choose Our Boat Accident Attorneys?

  • Paul Janda is both a personal injury lawyer and a board-certified neurologist. He is actively involved in a number of neurology research studies and serves on several medical advisory boards.
  • With our medical experience, we understand complex medical evidence. We are well aware of defense expert tactics and know how to successfully counter these arguments when in settlement negotiations and court.
  • We can research personal injury cases quickly, saving you time and resources.

Boat Accident Fatalities And Statistics


The U.S. Coast Guard reports that:

  • 4,291 boating accidents occurred in the U.S. in the most recent year for which statistics are available.
  • 658 people died in these accidents and 2,629 were injured.
  • The fatality rate was 5.5 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels.
  • 75% of these boating fatalities drowned.
  • Alcohol is a leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.
  • A person was struck by a propeller in 172 accidents that resulted in 31 deaths and 162 injuries.

What Are Nevada’s Boating Regulations?

State boating regulations are found under NRS Chapter 488. Pursuant to the statute:

  • To operate a boat with more than 15 horsepower, a person age 35 or younger must first complete a boating education course.
  • It is illegal to operate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • An orange flag must be used to indicate when someone is down in the water. It is prohibited to operate a boat within 100 feet of an orange flag.
  • Children ages 12 and younger must wear lifejackets at all times.

What Are The Most Common Causes of Boat Accidents?

Many boating accidents are caused by operator error. The top ten primary contributing factors to accidents and injuries, as stated by the Coast Guard, are:

What Injuries Are Common After A Boating Accident?

The most common boating accident injuries reported by the Coast Guard include:

  • Lacerations
  • Fractured bones
  • Contusions and abrasions
  • Concussion
  • Hypothermia
  • Sprains and strains
  • Internal organ damage
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Spinal cord injury

What Compensation Could I Receive In A Boat Accident Claim?

If your boating accident and injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. Damages you may be entitled to claim after a Las Vegas boat accident:

  • Medical expenses, past, and future
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Why You Need An Expert Boat Accident Attorney

Insurance companies are in business for profit and as profit-making corporations, it is likely will not have your best interests at heart. They have teams of lawyers to minimize the amounts they pay out in accident claims. Our Las Vegas boat accident attorney can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability, assess the full extent of your damages, and fight for the compensation you deserve, in negotiations or in trial.

Contact Our LV Boat Accident Lawyers For A Free Consultation Today.

Negligent or inexperienced operators can cause serious boat accidents and injuries. If you have been hurt in such an accident, contact the Las Vegas accident lawyers at The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible to find out how we can help.