Boating Accident Lawyer
While it is true that boating accidents are not as common as auto accidents, they are still extremely serious and oftentimes result in catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, some sort of negligence or distraction is usually to blame for the majority of boating accidents. Many people opt to spend their spring and summer days on one of Texas’ many beautiful waterways, and for good reason. However, because boating is such a popular activity in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Brownsville, and Houston, the chances of a boating accident taking place are high. According to recent U.S. Coast Guard reports and studies, the majority of fatal boating accident victims were not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. Furthermore, more than 85 percent of all fatal boating accidents occurred on boats where the operator had no prior training or instruction regarding boating safety. These revelations indicate the importance of taking the time to educate yourself about how to operate a boat and what safety precautions need to be taken before embarking. At Rad Law Firm, our attorneys are well-equipped to represent victims of boating accidents throughout Texas and in Beverly Hills, CA.
Common Injuries Sustained From Boating Accidents
It is no secret that boating accidents can be very serious and oftentimes result in life-altering injuries or even death. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the top causes for boating accidents are as follows:
- Operator inattention
- Careless or reckless operation
- Alcohol usage
- Excessive speed
- Passenger recklessness
When a fatal boating accident takes place, the result is often a wrongful death suit. When the operator of a boat is negligent, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or is distracted, it may result in the following types of injuries:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns from an explosion, electrical short, or an oil or gas fire
Due to the serious nature of these types of accidents, it is imperative that you contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm right away if you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a boating accident. Regardless of the cause of the accident, if you have been injured or your boat damaged in an accident, call Rad Law Firm.
Contact an Attorney From Rad Law Firm Today
There are many factors involved in boating accidents, including drinking, unsafe boaters, and unsafe boats. You can have medical bills, lost wages, property damage and more from a boating accident. At Rad Law Firm, we will review your case and aggressively work on getting you everything that you deserve. We are here to provide you with a free consultation and are professionals who can help you determine your damages and get paid for them. If you have any questions regarding your rights or how you can seek legal damages from a boating accident, please contact us today.
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- From anywhere in the U.S. call us toll free at 800-598-1090
- In Dallas County and surrounding counties call us at 972-661-1111
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- In Travis County and surrounding counties call us at 512-942-2324
- In Brownsville and surrounding counties call us at 1-800-598-1090
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