Boating poses special hazards and can become dangerous. If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
At Roden Law, we have boating accident lawyers on our team to assist people just like you. We have years of experience helping our clients obtain compensation for their injuries, and we can help you get maximum compensation for your claim.
There is no risk to you to contact us, because we offer a free consultation and charge no upfront fees of any kind. We do not get paid unless we are able to help you get compensation for your injuries. Contact our law firm today to find out how we can help you.
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Causes of Boating Injuries
Operating a water vessel does not have as many rules and regulations as driving on the road, which can cause boaters to be less cautious and can lead to serious injuries and deaths on the water.
Some of the most common situations in which a boating accident can occur include:
- Jet skiing
- Water skiing
- Wake boarding
Injuries from boating accidents may be caused by:
- Boating under the influence of alcohol
- Being struck by a boat
- Boat capsizing
- Colliding with another boat
- Falling off a boat
- Slipping and falling on deck
- Moving or using equipment while onboard
- Being struck by a propeller
- Explosions or fires
- Faulty or defective boat equipment
- Boating in adverse weather conditions
- Operator negligence or speeding
- Not wearing a life vest
According to statistics compiled by the United States Coast Guard and nationwide states and territories, 78 percent of all fatalities from boating accidents across the country in 2014 were due to drowning. Of those reporting usage of life jackets, 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing a life vest.
If you believe another’s actions caused your injuries, contact a boating accident lawyer at Roden Law to discuss your right to compensation. If you have a valid claim, we will handle all of the details for you so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
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Types of Boating Injuries
The water adds an element of danger to boating that is not an issue with land-based forms of recreation or transportation. Because of this, the injuries can be different and can include:
- Drowning or near drowning
- Carbon monoxide exposure
- Electrocution from a stray current
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Exposure to toxic substances (boat paint, cleaners, antifreeze)
- Puncture wounds
If you have been injured in a boating accident, schedule an appointment today with a skilled boating accident lawyer. Our team has proven results in helping our clients obtain the compensation they need from their injuries.
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Getting Compensation After a Boating Accident
Being injured in a boating accident can be a difficult situation, especially if a friend was operating the boat carelessly. That is why it is important to hire an attorney who can handle the situation with compassion and professionalism.
We are well-versed in dealing with the insurance companies on our clients’ behalf and can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries, which could include:
- Emergency room visits
- Ambulance service
- Doctors’ visits
- Scans (MRI, CT scans, X-rays, etc.)
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
If insurance compensation is not available, your boating accident attorney may discuss the option of suing the at-fault party for compensation. It is important to act quickly, because there is limited time to file a claim.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a trustworthy boating accident lawyer to see what we can do for you.
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What to Do if You Are in a Boating Accident
If you are operating a boat and are involved in an accident, there are several steps you should take:
- Stop the boat or vessel.
- As much as possible, assist anyone who is injured or in danger.
- Write down your name, address and vessel identification for anyone who is injured and to the owner of any damaged property.
- File an accident report with the appropriate state authorities.
- Report the accident if anyone involved dies, is disabled, requires medical treatment, or disappears.
Anyone injured in the accident should contact a reputable boating accident lawyer as soon as possible to help protect their legal rights. It may be possible to hold the negligent boater liable for your injuries, but you will need the guidance of an experienced attorney.
Our boating accident attorneys are ready to listen to your case and evaluate your claim. We charge no upfront fees, and we offer a free consultation. Contact Roden Law today so we can start reviewing your accident case.
Contact Our Boating Accident Attorneys
Boat operators are liable for themselves and the people riding on their vessels. If you have been injured in a water accident, the team at Roden Law can evaluate your claim and discuss your legal options with you. We can handle everything with the insurance company so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
Our boating accident lawyers have helped our clients get the compensation owed to them for their injuries. We work purely on contingency, which means you pay us nothing unless we help you obtain compensation. There is no risk to you and no obligation.
We understand how difficult it is to recover from a boating accident physically, personally and financially. Roden Law can help you recover the compensation that is owed to you. Contact us today to have a boating accident lawyer help you get your life back on track.