Boat operators owe the same duty of care to their passengers as drivers of motor vehicles. Many boat operators are not familiar with the safety rules and regulations that govern the operation of a boat whether on a lake or in the ocean. Alcohol also plays a factor in many boating accidents.
At Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, we have represented people who have suffered personal injuries while being pulled by a boat and the driver negligently steered too close to other watercraft causing the rider to be thrown into the side of the boat. We have also represented passengers of a boat that were injured when the boat hit a large swell throwing the them into the air after the driver ignored the coast guard’s warnings to stay out of the water. These are only a few examples of the type of boating accidents that may occur.
Many boat owners have separate insurance policies that cover their boats or these incidents maybe covered under other types of insurance policies. It is important to have our attorneys investigate any and all forms of coverage for boating accidents and injuries.
When a boating accident occurs, the injured party has the same right to seek financial compensation as many motorists.
If you’ve been injured in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, we urge you to contact us immediately to learn how to protect your rights, preserve critical evidence and obtain necessary medical treatment. Our personal injury attorneys have won over hundreds of million of dollars in verdicts and settlement for our clients.
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