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RCW 79A.60.060 - Assault by Watercraft

This Washington State statute provides that the operator of a vessel (i.e., motorboat, sailboat, jetski, ski-do, etc.)  can be charged with assault by watercraft if he or she seriously injures someone (causes substantial bodily harm) while:
  • Operating the vessel in a reckless manner
  • Operating the vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs (In the State of Washington, a driver is under the influence of alcohol if the alcohol concentration in their blood is 0.08 or higher.)
  • Operating the vessel without the regard for the safety of others
When a driver is charged with Assault by Watercraft, he or she is tried by the State of Washington. In addition, a personal injury law firm who is experienced in representing clients with serious personal injuries can represent the injured and file a claim for damages, for loss of wages, damage to the vehicle and for pain and suffering.

With the help of The Farber Law Group, a Washington law firm experienced and knowledgeable in handling boating accident cases, you may be able to recover the full amount of your damages.

Please contact us for more information and to schedule a free consultation.
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