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Injured in a Boating Accident?

Boating, whether it is in a lake, river, or ocean, is a favorite pastime of many Texans. Unfortunately, this also means that there is a high number of boating accidents that occur on Texas waterways. If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Temple boating accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. can help you file a personal injury claim.

If you were injured in a boat accident, you must speak with our firm as soon as possible. Our firm can help you determine who is responsible for your boating accident. We offer free consultations and can help you understand your rights and options.

Call us today at (254) 938-6885 to get started on your case with a free consultation.

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can occur for many reasons, but they are often the result of negligence. When a boat operator fails to use reasonable care, he or she can be held liable for any injuries that result from this negligence.

Some common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Operator inattention
  • Operator inexperience
  • Boating under the influence
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Inadequate safety equipment
  • Defective boat design or manufacture

Boating accidents can also be the result of poor weather conditions or dangerous water conditions. In these cases, the boat operator may not be held liable for the accident. Instead, the boat manufacturer, the company responsible for maintaining the boat, or the boat rental company may be held responsible.

Determining Liability in a Boat Accident

In Texas, liability for a boating accident can vary depending on the circumstances of the incident. Generally, those who can be held liable for a boating accident include:

  • Boat Operator: The person operating the boat is often the first party to be held liable for any accidents that occur due to negligence, recklessness, or violation of boating laws, such as speeding, operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or failure to follow safety regulations.
  • Boat Owner: If the operator was not the owner of the boat, the owner may still be held liable if they allowed someone to operate their boat who was unfit or inexperienced, or if the boat was not properly maintained, resulting in the accident.
  • Manufacturers: If the accident was caused by a defect in the boat or any of its components, such as the engine, steering system, or safety equipment, the manufacturer of the defective product may be held liable under product liability laws.
  • Rental Companies: If the boat involved in the accident was rented from a company, the rental company may be held liable if they failed to properly maintain the boat, provide adequate safety instructions, or rent to individuals who are unfit or inexperienced to operate the vessel.
  • Passengers: In some cases, passengers may also be held liable if their actions or behavior contributed to the accident, such as distracting the operator, interfering with the operation of the boat, or engaging in reckless behavior.
  • Government Entities: If the accident was caused by a hazard in the waterway, such as inadequate signage, poorly maintained navigational aids, or submerged objects, the government entity responsible for maintaining the waterway may be held liable for negligence.

How Our Temple Boating Accident Attorneys Can Help

Boating accident cases can be complex, and it is important to choose a lawyer with experience handling these types of cases. Our Temple boating accident attorneys have successfully helped many boating accident victims get the compensation they deserve.

When you choose us to handle your case, we will:

  • Investigate the accident
  • Determine who is responsible for your injuries
  • Handle all communications with the insurance company
  • Calculate the true cost of your injuries
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to get you the maximum settlement
  • Represent you in court, if necessary

Our firm is dedicated to helping the injured. We understand how devastating a boating accident can be and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you were injured in a boating accident, our lawyers can help. Contact us online or call us today at (254) 938-6885 to schedule a free consultation with our boating accident lawyers in Temple.

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