As a lifelong boater, attorney Gene Zweben understands that the operator of a boat and its owner are expected to exercise the highest degree of caution in order to prevent injuries to passengers in the boat, swimmers in the water, or any surrounding vessels.
As an experienced boating accident lawyer, he will tell you that failure to exercise such caution is almost always a contributing factor in boating accidents. Careless or reckless operation, operator inattention, operator inexperience, alcohol use, and dangerous passenger/water-skier behavior are among the leading causes of boating accidents.
Injuries sustained by boating accident victims can include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, serious burns, amputation, hypothermia, broken bones, and wrongful death. Some of the parties that may be held liable in a boating accident injury case are boat owners, boat operators, cruise lines, boating manufacturers, and personal watercraft manufacturers.
Victims of boating accidents can collect damages for medical expenses and future care, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. In a fatal boating accident, family members can be awarded damages for expenses, emotional trauma, and other losses due to the death of their loved ones.
But boating accidents and injuries involve complex legal and safety issues. If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident, it’s important to hire a skilled boating injury attorney to investigate, litigate, negotiate, and resolve your claims.
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