Three People Injured In Cape May Inlet Boat Accident Involving Jetty
CAPE MAY INLET, NEW JERSEY (November 27, 2019) – Three people were seriously injured in a Cape May boat accident after a 26-foot recreational boat hit a Jetty.
New Jersey State Police are saying that the accident took place around 6:30 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the boat hit a jetty by the Coast Guard Station.
Three people with serious injuries were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. An investigation into the boat accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Cape May Boat Accidents
According to USCG, “the Coast Guard counted 4,158 accidents that involved 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. The fatality rate was 5.3 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels.” There are a number of factors associated with boat accidents including:
- Dimly lit docks
- Boat malfunctions
Any person that is injured in a boat accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a bodily injury claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A boat accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with pursuing civil claims. It is therefore important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Cape May Boat Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all o those that were injured in this boat accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue their investigation. As consumer safety advocates and personal injury attorneys it is our sincere hope that measures are taken to prevent additional accidents like this.