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Boat Accidents

People tend to underestimate the risk of operating a boat. Like a car, a water vessel takes skill and practice to drive; a simple mistake could lead to a serious – if not deadly – accident. At Daspit Law Firm, we believe that people are obligated to operate their boats safely. We are committed to helping victims of boat accidents pursue financial compensation for their injuries, including restitution for medical costs and noneconomic damages.

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Boat Accident Lawyer in Houston, Texas

Boating Under the Influence

According to Texas law, the term "BUI" stands for "boating under the influence." If a boat operator is found under the influence of alcohol, he / she can be arrested and charged with a crime. BUI is more than a crime, though; it is an act of negligence. If a drunk boater caused your accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury or loss.

Other Types of Negligence

Many forms of negligence can lead to a boat accident, such as:

  • Driver inattention (distracted driving)
  • Speeding
  • Defective manufacturing
  • Poor maintenance
  • Reckless driving
  • Inexperienced drivers

If your injury was caused by someone else's carelessness or negligence, you may be able to collect compensation for doctor's visits, hospitalization, missed wages, and future expenses associated with the accident.

Our team can help you understand your legal rights and options, so fill out a free, no-obligation case evaluation form to contact us online and see what The Daspit Law Firm can do for your case.

Compensation for Your Injury

In order to file a successful boat accident lawsuit or claim, you must be able to demonstrate two facts:

  • The defendant acted (or failed to act) in a way that was negligence
  • The defendant's negligence caused your injury

When you work with The Daspit Law Firm, you can have peace of mind knowing that one of Houston's top boating accident attorneys is on your side. As a former insurance defense lawyer, John Daspit knows how to fight a personal injury case effectively. Today, he uses this experience to create powerful legal strategies for his clients.

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