Boating is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy sunshine, warm weather and good friends. But some people forget that boats, like cars, can be fast, powerful and dangerous. Negligent operation of a boat can lead to tragedy.
There are over 600,000 boats registered in the state of Texas, and for many, boating is a relaxing hobby or a fun activity. However, safety guidelines should never be forgotten. It is necessary to aggressively protect the rights of people who have been injured in boating accidents, whether as the operator of another watercraft, a passenger, a swimmer or anyone involved in any other activity in the water.
Boating accidents include all different types of watercraft such as:
- Jet skis, wave runners
- Surf boards
- Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards
Boating accidents can occur for numerous reasons, such as boating under the influence (BUI), inexperienced and non-licensed operators, and reckless and dangerous behavior. According to the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, boating under the influence (BUI) is just as dangerous as drunk driving. In fact, the Coast Guard says that boat operators are likely to become impaired faster than motorists. Federal BUI laws pertain to all watercraft – including canoes, rowboats, and other recreational vessels.
Types of injuries can include:
- Muscle Injury
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Water inhalation
- Brain or spinal cord injuries
Boating can be dangerous when drivers are negligent, and very serious injuries can result. For information in regarding boating accidents or for a free case evaluation, please contact us at 512-472-7799.
Pursuing compensation against an unsafe boat driver allows you to receive the medical treatment and rehabilitation that get you back to a normal life. And you may also be able to pursue damages for the suffering you had to endure from the crash. At the Todd Law Firm, we are dedicated to pursuing justice for the victims of negligent boating injury accidents in Austin and across Texas. If you have been injured by a negligent boater, contact us today for a free case evaluation. Learn how we can help recover damages for your boating accident. Learn how to avoid common mistakes that can compromise your case. Let us protect your rights and help you successfully resolve your claim.
Experienced Austin, Texas personal injury attorney David Todd and the Todd Law Firm are dedicated to pursuing justice for accident victims in Austin and across Texas. Review our free guides, answers to frequently asked questions and helpful videos. Discuss your situation and your options with us and learn the difference we can make in your case. Review our free guide Win Your Texas Injury Case and read the client testimonials on our web site and let us show you how we can protect your rights and help put you on the road to recovery. Learn how we can help recover damages for your injuries and learn how to avoid common mistakes that can compromise your case. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, contact us today for a free, fast case evaluation.
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