Recreational Boating Accident Lawyer
Recreational boating accidents are common. A relaxing and fun day on the lake, river or ocean, can quickly turn into a nightmare when a boat or personal watercraft, such as a jet ski overturns, collides with another watercraft, or is involved in some other type of accident. Innocent third parties who are not even on the watercraft can be struck or run over. The injuries in these types of accidents can be severe, including bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, burns, head trauma and death.
The Willis Law Firm has decades of experience helping injury victims and their families recover the full financial compensation they are legally entitled to receive. Our firm represents clients nationwide who have been injured in a broad range of recreational, fishing and pleasure boating accidents, including accidents involving:
- Untrained/inexperienced boaters
- Drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding and other reckless behaviors
- Defective designs and components
- Operating during dangerous weather
- Operating in uncharted areas with underwater hazards
- Improperly maintained or unsafe watercrafts
- Lack of sufficient safety or lifesaving equipment on board
- Underage Boat Operators
- Lack of the Use of a Spotter
If you have been harmed in a recreational boating accident, you may be able to pursue legal action against multiple parties legally responsible for your injuries. For instance, you may be able to file a negligence lawsuit against the driver of the watercraft. Depending upon the facts of your case, you may also be able to sue the rental company or owner of the boat. If you were injured while water skiing or being towed on a tube, you may have the right to bring a legal action against your spotter, boat owner and any other negligent boat operator involved in the accident. Additionally, if your accident was caused by a defective boat or improperly designed equipment, you may have a legal claim against the company that manufactured the boat or the equipment.
The legal claims arising from recreational boating incidents tend to encompass complex laws and legal theories. If you were involved in a boating accident, you should consult with an experienced injury lawyer who can conduct a thorough investigation and evaluation of your case. Your attorney will determine the best way to proceed with your legal claims so that you can collect the financial compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Boating Accident Law Firm Today
If you have been injured in an accident involving a recreational boat or personal watercraft, the Willis Law Firm can assist. Our seasoned legal professionals will advocate for your rights at every stage of the process. You can take comfort in knowing that an experienced attorney will always answer your questions and we will be available when you need us the most 24/7. Contact us today to schedule your free, initial consultation by calling 1-800-468-4878 or by submitting our online contact form. We are committed to helping you obtain a fair and just recovery in your case.