Just like car accidents, boat accidents can cause devastating injuries or death to those involved. Furthermore, boat operators are obligated to ensure they are taking proper safety precautions. If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of someone operating a boat, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Our West Texas boat accident lawyers can help you recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
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As in any personal injury case, it must be demonstrated that the accident was caused by a third-party’s negligence. One common type of negligence involved in boat accident claims is boating under the influence. “BUI” is a crime, just like driving under the influence. It is also a form of negligence. If the boat operator caused an accident due to being under the influence of alcohol, this evidence will greatly work in the injured party’s favor.
Other types of negligence that cause boat accidents include:
In the case of defective manufacturing, the boat’s manufacturer would be the at-fault party, and not the boat driver. This applies to instances where the boat failed to operate as it should due to having a defective part or design flaw. Liability for poor boat maintenance would fall on whoever’s responsibility it is to ensure that the boat is properly maintained, which is typically the boat’s owner.
Founding attorney, John Daspit, is a former insurance defense lawyer, giving him unique insight into the claims process. He knows how to fight for the highest amount of compensation possible for his clients so that they can move forward in life with peace of mind and without great financial burdens. Put the experience of our West Texas boat accident lawyers on your side today.
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