RCW 7.84 -- OPERATION OF VESSEL IN A NEGLIGENT MANNER

This statute provides that a person shall not operate a vessel in a negligent manner, for example:
  • The vessel operator must operate it in a careful manner and not exceed a speed that is reasonable and safe under prevailing conditions.
  • The vessel operator must take into consideration the size of the lake or body of water, the amount of other traffic on the water and the view that is available.
  • The operator must not unduly endanger life, limb or property rights or other rights of people entitled to use the water way.
If you or a loved one is injured due to the negligent actions of a boater, you should contact a personal injury attorney who specializes in boating accidents. With the help of The Farber Law Group, a Washington law firm with more than 30 years representing accident victims with serious personal injuries, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries including pain and suffering.

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