Many of us who live by the water enjoy fishing or boating as a pastime. It may seem like boating collisions are uncommon but unfortunately, they happen every day and the number of crashes are increasing every year. The U.S. Coast Guard, in 2015, recorded 4,158 Collisions which included 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries, and approximately $42 million dollars’ worth of property damage. Boating, when not done carefully, can place others at grave risk of severe injury. As you might expect, alcohol is often a factor in boating injuries. Losing money due to property damage, being temporarily or permanently injured, and even loss of life occurs on the water, as well as land. It is never easy to handle a boating incident, but Samples Ames can help you through the process and punish those who break the rules that keep the water safe.