The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart can help victims and their families receive compensation for injuries sustained in boating accidents. This includes medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Flora Templeton Stuart handles personal injury and boating accident claims.
Lack of boating education can result in boat accidents, as well as failure to utilize safety precautions that can reduce instances of boating injuries, including wearing life jackets or installing “kill switches.” Victims of boating accidents need to immediately contact a lawyer who knows navigational and safety laws.
Boating operator negligence is often the cause of boating accidents. Situations where a boat operator is negligent and is responsible for an occupant’s injury or injury to the occupant of another boat include:
- Hitting a big wave
- Defective boat repair or construction,
- Driving at high speeds,
- Failure to follow or lack of knowledge of navigational guidelines,
- Navigating in dangerous weather,
- Contact with propellers,
- Hitting another boat or fixed object,
- Operating under the influence.
Passengers of a vessel injured due to negligence of a boat operator may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Liability for a boating accident and the applicable law depends on a person’s status on the boat (operator, passenger, owner, employee) and the location of the accident.
Victims of boating accidents, you may be entitled to compensation for personal injuries and/or property damage. Call Flora Templeton Stuart anytime immediately following an injury, 24/7.