Every summer thousands of boaters are drawn to lakes and rivers to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends and family. Unfortunately for many, the happy experience is cut short do to injuries sustained on the water. In Illinois, the majority of people operating a boat have little or no experience. Only a small fraction of boat operators have taken a boat safety course.
Illinois requires that boat operators and owners exercise the highest degree of safety for their occupants and those in the water around them. There may be one or more of the following factors relating to a boating injury:
- Driver Error
- Reckless Operation
- No proper lookout
- Equipment Failure
- Operating at an Unsafe Speed
Strellis & Field is committed to obtaining full compensation for individuals who have been injured or killed in boating accidents.
For more information on our boat injury practice, we invite you to contact us, or call us at (312) 201-0000.