What Are Common Reasons for North Carolina Boat Accidents? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Many factors can lead to a serious or fatal boating accident. No one should ever operate a watercraft or boat in a manner that is a danger to others. According to a US Coast Guard study, the five leading causes for boating accidents are:  

  • Operator inattention
  • Careless or reckless operation
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol or drug-impaired operator
  • Inappropriate behavior or passenger or skier