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Prop Strike/Run Over Injury

Video Transcript

Another recreational activity occurring on the water is when people are in the water for whatever reason and there are a great number of other boats around. In very unfortunate circumstances, a vessel operator and they're not paying attention to where they're going. One of the navigational rules, by the way, is you have to maintain a lookout. But in the event they don't and they run over a person, that's what's referred to as a run-over or a prop strike case.

These are almost always very, very serious injuries. In some instances, they lead to death. The violation of the navigable rule to have a lookout will be looked to as a basis of potential liability against the vessel owner who is operating the vessel. These are very, very serious injuries that require an experienced maritime lawyer to help you.