Boating Accident Salt Lake City
Boating accident attorney Norman J. Younker represents victims of boating-related injury. Utah's many lakes create unique circumstances in which people can be injured while on or near boats. Mr. Younker has helped many clients receive compensation for the negligence of others while boating.View transcript
One of the things that I love about living in Utah is that we have lots of lakes, but that also presents a unique circumstance where people can be injured. In order to drive a boat on the water, you don't have to have a particular license, you just have to be 16 years old. That means we have teenagers out driving boats, we have people who are intoxicated driving boats, and there are very serious injuries that can occur when there is a collision or when the equipment that is involved in boating fails. I think the thing that's important to remember about boating accidents is that very often people think that the injuries that occur as a result of those are not as serious as they are, in perhaps like an auto accident, and the reverse is actually true. People can sustain extremely serious injuries because they're not belted in, because there are people who are in the water and who are not in a vehicle sometimes when they're injured. Many of the injuries occur because the equivalent of a pedestrian in the water, a swimmer, is struck by a boat or some other object. All of those types of circumstances can produce really severe injuries, perhaps injuries that are worse than what you might have if you were belted into a seat belt in a car.