The state of Georgia is a water lover’s delight, with more than 2,000 miles of shore and coastline, plus multiple lakes and rivers. This much water means boating and water sports fans are never without a place to play. Along with all the sailing, boating, and jet skiing, though, comes a great deal of responsibility. These extremely popular activities carry a high liability risk for watercraft owners and operators.
Serious injuries occur far too often due to the negligent handling of such watercraft. Tragically, these enjoyable activities can turn deadly when boating laws and safety guidelines are not followed. The Coast Guard reports that more than 4,000 boating accidents in 2018 resulted in 633 deaths. Over 2,500 people were injured, and damage to property reached approximately $46 million.