Unfortunately, many boaters fail to consider the rules of the water or mistakenly believe that regulations such as DUI laws and speed limits do not apply or even exist. In fact, most states have several laws that govern the actions and ensure the safety of everyone on the waters.
Following these laws is especially important during the warmer seasons, which bring less experienced people to the water. Plus, crowdedness and increased activity amplifies the likelihood of an accident. Do you know how to respond if such an event occurs? Chances are you might not look into boating laws or types of issues you may encounter until after an accident has occurred. If you were injured on the lake or ocean and it was not your fault, contact our boating accident lawyers. We have years of experience dealing with boating accidents and can help you answer all the questions you may have regarding insurance, medical bill expenses, how to prove someone else was at fault and keeping paperwork simple.
Most boating accidents are preventable, and many boaters simply underestimate the power of these vehicles or are unfamiliar with the rules about things such as right-of-way on the water and wake zones (or they choose to ignore them). Like any other personal injury claim, negligence may be a factor that changes the outcome of your case. The following elements may come into play as your boating accident claim develops:
Though this is a unique area of personal injury law, the evidence you’ll need to collect following one of these events is similar to what you’ll do following an auto accident. The boating accident lawyers at Fielding Law are experts in boating accident claims and can help you understand your legal rights following an accident on the water.
Let a personal injury attorney apply our energy and knowledge in this field to get to the bottom of your claim and to protect your rights as the victim of a boating accident. We offer free consultations to get started, so you have nothing to risk by speaking with us. We also work on a contingency basis, so you only pay if we win your claim. This keeps us accountable and ensures we are confident with the cases that we take.