The Boating and Law Enforcement Division of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has released its report on the calendar year 2013. The document compiles all "reportable boating incidents," a term that describes incidents that result in $2,000 or more in property damage, an injury that requires more treatment than first aid, a missing person or a death. Tennessee law requires that all individuals involved in a reportable boating incident must immediately inform the TWRA. The TWRA will then make a decision as to how to pursue the investigation.
Though the boating accident we are to discuss in this post took place out-of-state, it is still worthwhile to cover due to its layers of complexity regarding who could possibly be held accountable following a boat accident. A father who lost his child to an incident this summer is suing various parties for what he claims was negligence after a July Fourth celebration.