Boating Accident Attorneys
Boating accidents can take all kinds of forms and can become complicated quickly because of a number of rules and laws surrounding boating. Many people underestimate the dangers of boating, especially while intoxicated, and it can often lead to injury. When you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident, you may have a claim against the driver, boat manufacturer, marina or other parties involved in the accident.
At Emerson Firm, PLLC, we work with clients to hold those accountable who caused injury or death in a boating accident. We have experience upholding victim’s rights in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including complex litigations and class actions that affected many individuals. If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident, we would like to speak with you at no cost to you.
What makes up a boating accident claim?
Many people assume that boating is a safe and fun activity that doesn’t require safety precautions—and this can result in accidents that harm you and your family through no fault of your own. Like motor vehicles, you depend on the other boaters on the water to follow laws and take safety seriously. Unfortunately, many individuals are lax about paying close attention to safety on the water. To add to the risks of boating, manufacturing defects can lead to severe injury of boaters.
Most boating accidents are related to one of the following:
- Intoxicated boat operators
- Reckless boating and being unaware of surroundings, including swimmers
- Unlicensed or inexperienced boat operators
- Defective boat parts, engine parts, safety mechanisms and boating related products
- Insufficient maintenance or safety standards
- Failure to meet safe boating practices
- Insufficient boating lights
- Overcrowding or overloading
- Insufficient marina and dock safety and maintenance
If you or a loved one was injured by someone else’s negligence while boating, contact us today to find out how we may be able to help you with a boating injury lawsuit.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Emerson Firm, PLLC has extensive experience as personal injury and consumer rights attorneys where our clients were injured because of someone else’s negligence or a product defect. We work with clients to help them pursue claims related to personal injury or death, including in cases of defective products or someone else’s mistake that lead to serious injury or death.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys work closely with our clients to make sure their story is heard, especially in complex cases like boating accidents. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities.
What should I if I or a loved one recently had a boating accident?
Often boating accidents are underreported because marinas are not patrolled in the same way roadways are and are often under the jurisdiction of multiple government agencies, including local law enforcement, the Army Corps of Engineers, state park regulations and national park regulations. If you or a loved one was in a boating accident, seeking appropriate medical care and reporting the accident are the first steps you should take.
The next step is to decide if you’d like to take legal action and make a personal injury or death claim related to the boating accident. Speaking with an experienced attorney can help you make the decision. We are accepting new clients in boat accident cases and would like to speak with you to help you understand your options. There is no cost to you for an initial consultation. Call us today at (501) 286-4622!