Boating And Personal Watercraft Accidents
Talk To An Experienced Texas Law Firm About Boating Accident Injuries
Being injured in a boat accident because of someone else’s negligence is much like being injured in a car accident: The boat owner and the driver are liable for the injuries. There are rules of the water just as there are rules of the road.
A boating accident lawyer can explain your personal injury rights, investigate the case and make a claim on your behalf. Ask the Tylka Law Firm in Galveston, Texas, for a free consultation with a lawyer about your boating accident. Call us now. We can help.
Inexperience, Inattention, Alcohol Cause Boating Accidents
Boats, ski boats, Jet Skis and other watercraft offer opportunities for fun on the waters around Galveston and the Texas Gulf coast. They can also lead to accidents and serious injuries such as:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries to bodily orifices
All too often, boating accidents result in fatal drowning injuries.
Causes Of Boating Accidents
People operating boats and personal watercraft may fail to properly navigate around other water traffic. Inexperience, lack of knowledge about water navigation, distractions in and outside the watercraft and alcohol can lead to dangerous boating accidents. A driver pulling a skier may fail to watch the skier and the boat’s direction. A Jet Ski driver may plow into a group of swimmers while looking in another direction. Catching a swimmer or skier in a boat’s propeller can be lethal. Boating while intoxicated is as dangerous as DWI on the road.
A personal injury attorney can talk to you and to witnesses to get the full story of a boating accident. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible, while the evidence and the witnesses’ memories are fresh.
Contact Us About Your Boating Accident Claim
Tylka Law Firm provides free personal injury consultations. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact us by phone or send us an email online.