Boating accidents can happen as a result of operator inexperience, impairment by alcohol or drugs, weather conditions, or equipment failure. If you have suffered a personal injury in a boating accident due to someone else’s negligence, the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C. in Arlington, TX can represent you and help make sure your legal rights are protected.
While unforeseen events can occur, understanding the risk factors and causes of boating accidents can help you and your loved ones avoid them. Some of the most common causes of boating accidents include:
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a boater, we can help you recover damages and losses due to medical bills and pain and suffering.
Boating accidents can lead to several types of injury and trauma, ranging from mild to severe. Some of the most common boating injuries include:
It can be challenging to prove negligence in a boating accident. In many cases, both boaters are partially at fault due to the physics and momentum of the water. If you were one of the boaters, you can file a claim against the other boater. However, to win the case, you must prove that the other operator was responsible for over 50 percent of the accident.
The type of boat can also be a factor. For example, a motorboat can be controlled more efficiently than a sailboat. If these two boats collided, the operator of the motorboat would likely be at fault. For this reason, it is important to closely follow the rules and guidelines set in place by the state of Texas.
If you were a passenger who suffered damages or injury, you are not at fault. Therefore, you have the option of filing a claim against both parties.
At the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C., we will fight for the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will negotiate with your health insurance companies and medical providers to recover as much as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a boater, we can help you recover damages and losses due to medical bills and pain and suffering. To schedule an appointment, call our law office at (817) 429-4299 or contact us online.