Can I Recover after a Boating Accident?

December 31, 2015 | Blog,Personal Injury

As summer quickly approaches, many families will spend the day on the water around Indiana. Boating, waterskiing, riding jet skis, and participating in other types of watersports are popular recreational activities to escape the summer heat and have some fun. Unfortunately, like most recreational activities, watersports and boating are not risk-free, and accidents and injuries may occur. Sometimes an accident was truly unavoidable no matter how careful a boat driver may be. Other times, however, accidents happen because someone acted negligently. That negligent person may be another boat driver or even the person who is operating the boat or watercraft on which you are riding. If you suffered injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you should contact an experienced crash injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss a possible case.

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Many different negligent acts may cause boat accidents, including the following:

  • Boat drivers who are inexperienced
  • Intoxicated boat drivers
  • Distracted boat drivers
  • Failing to pay attention to other boats, swimmers, or skiers
  • Violating laws or other rules
  • Failing to have adequate lights or required boat markings
  • Failing to properly maintain a boat
  • Selling a boat with defective parts that can malfunction and cause accidents
  • Failing to properly mark shallow or other dangerous areas with buoys or other warnings

Boating often involves groups of people having fun, listening to loud music, and often drinking alcohol. This party-like atmosphere often leads to intoxicated drivers who get easily distracted by the others on the boat. Many accidents occur because a boat driver simply was not paying adequate attention to what he or she was doing.

Contact Merry Fountain

If you have suffered injuries during a boating excursion or other water activities because someone else acted in a negligent fashion, you can be compensated for all of your accident-related losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and more. Sometimes people are reluctant to take legal action if a friend or neighbor was at fault.  However, if you don’t bring a claim for what you are entitled to, you are further victimizing yourself and will probably even end up with out-of-pocket expenses for medical bills and wage loss.  Further, the claim is brought under the person’s insurance coverage.  Experienced personal injury lawyer Merry Fountain will aggressively pursue your action to ensure that you receive a full and fair settlement. Call the Fountain Law Firm at 888-242-HURT (4878) for a free initial consultation.  There is never any attorney fee until you receive your settlement.