Representing Clients Nationwide
Accidents occur all too often in bays, rivers, lakes, waterways, and coastal areas. At Chávez Law Group, we acknowledge that boating accidents are a special type of accident that usually results from boater negligence and is highly preventable. Our experienced personal injury attorneys take on boating accident cases to help innocent victims get fair compensation for the harm that was caused by careless boaters.
Determining the Cause of a Boat Accident
Operator inattention remains one of the leading causes of boating accidents. A shocking percentage of boating accidents are also found to be caused by driver intoxication, which is against the law in every state. Carelessness or inexperience can create a number of dangerous situations, including collisions, capsizing, flooding, and fire. In some cases, the origin of a boat accident can be traced back to defective boat parts or negligent boat maintenance, which may render the boat caretaker or part manufacturer liable for the injuries that resulted from their faulty products.
Chávez Law Group handles all types of boat accidents, including those involving jet skis, commercial fishing vessels, speedboats, tour boats, houseboats, personal watercrafts, recreational boats, small fishing boats, pontoons, and sailboats.
Recovering From a Boat Accident
Recovering from a boating accident can be a difficult challenge. You or your family member deserve the best resources available in modern medicine, and seeking a settlement is about giving you the greatest chance at recovery as possible. Our experienced boat accident attorneys want to make sure victims and their families have the ample resources they need to recover from a serious boating accident. We’ll help you get the compensation you need to cover all medical expenses related to the accident, plus any additional damages allowable by law.
Our skilled team will work hard to assess the current and expected future medical costs, and seek a settlement amount that takes care of your family for the long run. In many cases, damages may be awarded for emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and other intangible harm.
If you’d like to discuss your options for filing a claim against a boater who caused a traumatic accident that resulting in severe injuries, you can trust our team to help. Please contact Chávez Law Group for more information about the boating laws and victims’ rights to compensation after an accident.