Boating accidents can result in significant financial, physical, and emotional damages. Many of these incidents could have been avoided had the vessel operator followed safety precautions and remained focused. A boating accident attorney at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton in Utah can prove the other party’s fault, allowing victims of boating and other motor vehicle accidents to receive full compensation for their damages and suffering.
Maritime laws are in place to help ensure that people can enjoy being on the water without compromising their safety. These laws include regulations on how watercraft should be safely operated. If a boater fails to follow these regulations or operates a boat in a manner that is deemed reckless, he or she can be held at fault for a boat accident resulting from their carelessness. Some examples of actions that would be considered reckless operation of a water vessel include:
Boating accidents can cause devastating physical injury, and even result in wrongful death. The most common injuries include:
Maritime laws are in place to help ensure that people can enjoy being on the water without compromising their safety.
The cause of the accident will inform the type of boating accident lawsuit you can file. Most boat accident cases fall into one of two case types:
A critical piece to fighting your case involves the location of an accident. The location will determine whether maritime (federal) or state laws apply. Maritime laws mean any “navigable” waterway, or a body of water that is used for commercial purposes. An attorney experienced in boating accident lawsuits can help determine which laws apply to your case.
Your attorney may collect expert witness testimony, medical bills, and police reports and present this evidence in the most favorable way, greatly improving your chances for collecting maximum damages.
Boating accident lawsuits are intended to compensate victims for expenses and losses associated with their accident. Boating accident victims may be awarded damages for:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact us online today to schedule your free consultation. You can also call us toll-free at (800) 898-4878.