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Boat Propeller Injuries and Deaths

"If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a boating propeller accident, you are understandably concerned about your future. We can help you get the compensation you deserve." Boating Accident Lawyer - Bill Turley

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Propeller Dangers

A propeller is a three-bladed whirling cutting machine, spinning at 3200 rpm, able to inflict 160 impacts in a second. It is unguarded and extremely dangerous. A propeller can continue to spin after an engine is put into neutral, or even for some time after it is turned off, posing a hazard for swimmers, skiers, and tubers.

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Propeller Injuries and Deaths

In an average year, approximately 200 to 250 non-fatal injuries are reported as a result of a person being struck by the propeller and/or propulsion unit of their boat. These non-fatal injuries are life changing. Further -- an additional 25 - 35 deaths are reported each year as a result of these accidents.

Boat propeller injuries, if not fatal, are usually severe and disfiguring resulting in prolonged disability and permanent impairment requiring costly medical, surgical and rehabilitative services.

When struck, even if the initial trauma is not fatal, many of the victims die from infection caused by lake and river water. Those lucky enough to survive are generally left with amputation or other permanently disfiguring injuries.

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Propeller Strikes are Always Avoidable

By definition if someone is injured by a propeller, then someone was negligent. Propeller strikes are always avoidable.

Devices Designed to Help Prevent Propeller Strikes

Propeller injury avoidance control technologies can be categorized as, guards, alternative propulsion, interlocks, and sensors. Each of these types of technology can be suitable in certain circumstances for particular types of boats.

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Boating Accident Attorneys Dave Mara and Bill Turley

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Led by founder and principal attorney Bill Turley, our lawyers and professional support staff are fully committed to being accessible and accountable to you. We are in your service and are ready to do all we can to quickly move you through the system and on to rebuilding your life.

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We understand that you and your family's future can be riding on the outcome of your case. We fight hard to protect your rights to maximum financial compensation and needed health care.

Proactive and Efficient Approach to Your Maritime Injury Claim

Our experience and knowledge often allows us to shorten an otherwise long and arduous process. You need your benefits as soon as you can get them. We take a proactive approach in working with you and your doctors to obtain the information necessary to prove your entitlement to benefits under the law and to secure those benefits for you.

 

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We win by being right. We insist on what is fair, and always follow through with our commitments. Our clients count on us to be responsive to their needs and concerns.

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We help injured Maritime Claimants receive all the benefits they are entitled to as a result of their vessel injuries. It is not your fault you were injured on the vessel and you have a right to be treated fairly by you're the insurance company.

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Invited to Speak on the Boating Accidents at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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