Boating Injuries



Wisconsin is fortunate to have thousands of lakes that citizens can use and enjoy.

However, boats of all types can cause catastrophic injuries to operators, passengers and other innocent victims on the water. In Wisconsin, there is no boating safety training for adults. This means that while boats must be registered, there are no licensing or training requirements for most operators no matter how big or powerful the boat may be.

It is the responsibility of the boat owner or a guest operator to be informed about the correct operation and safety regulations that apply to their watercraft and its equipment. Failure to possess this information, as well as the rules which govern the specific body of water involved, can be negligence. When injuries occur due to boating negligence, the injured party has rights of recovery.

Keberle, Patrykus & Laufenberg, LLP has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for injuries that occur based upon a watercraft operator’s negligence. We are experienced in this area of the law and have the resources to establish and prove standards of operation through our relationships to experts in boating safety. 

If you, a family member or friend have been injured by boating negligence, please call and speak personally with Attorneys Keberle, Patrykus or Laufenberg at (262) 334-1944