Georgia is a great place for boating and other leisure activities on the water, like swimming, kayaking and jet skiing. Unfortunately, as more and more people take to the water, there is a greater risk of being injured in a boating accident.
If you have been injured in a boating accident because of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and even lost wages.
The Savannah boating accident lawyers at The Nye Law Group have helped many victims of boating accidents secure fair compensation to help them recover from their injuries and move on with their lives.
Contact us today to find out if you have a case. Your initial consultation is absolutely free and you do not pay us anything unless we recover fair compensation for your injuries.
Call 855-856-4212 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.
Types of Boating Accidents
- Falling off a boat
- Water skiing accidents
- Collisions with other boats
- Capsized boat
- A swimmer being run over by a boat
- Slip and fall injuries on the boat
- Propeller accidents
- Drowning or near drowning
- Canoeing/kayaking accidents
- Inflatable boat accidents
- Airboat accidents
- Fires and explosions
Causes of Boating Accidents
People often operate boats much more recklessly than they would their cars, and that is the main cause of boating accidents. Reckless boaters tend to travel at excessive speeds or under the influence of alcohol.
Other common causes of boating accidents include:
- Operating a boat in bad weather
- Not paying attention while operating the boat
- Equipment failure
- Inexperienced boating operators
- Defective products
All of those accidents could cause serious injuries that require ongoing treatment, including:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Bruises and lacerations
Boat operators can be held liable for causing these injuries because they have a legal responsibility to operate their vessels safely. A personal injury attorney can bring a claim for property damage, medical expenses, permanent injury and other expenses.
The experienced Savannah boating accident lawyers at The Nye Law Group have a track record of holding negligent boat operators accountable and securing fair compensation for the injuries they have caused.
Our Savannah boating accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us anything unless we are successful.
Call us today 855-856-4212 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.
Boating Accident Claims
Filing a claim for your boating injuries can be complicated. If the boat operator who caused the accident has insurance coverage, you might have to go through a long insurance claims process, and there is no guarantee that you will be successful.
You need an experienced Savannah boating accident lawyer to help you through this process. The Nye Law Group’s boating accident lawyers have dealt with many of these cases and we know how to build a strong case so your claim can be successful.
Assigning fault in a boating accident is a difficult process. That is why our attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation, including:
- Reviewing the boat operator’s history and credentials
- Consulting expert witnesses
- Using the latest technology to reconstruct the accident
- Obtaining any available video footage of the crash
- Researching the history of the boat and any previous accidents
- Reviewing medical records of your injuries
- Finding out if the area was safe for boating
If a defective product contributed to your accident, our boating accident attorneys can also bring a product liability claim.
We are committed to thoroughly reviewing your claim and pursuing every avenue available to us.
Contact The Nye Law Group to find out how we can help you.
Compensation in a Boating Injury Lawsuit
You could be entitled to many types of compensation, including property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, permanent injury, pain and suffering, and wrongful death, if the accident resulted in death.
While compensation cannot change what happened, it can go a long way toward healing your injuries and helping you adjust to life with a chronic medical problem or permanent disability.
The Nye Law Group’s Savannah boating accident lawyers are committed to fighting for the rights of the injured. Those who harm others because of negligent or reckless behavior must be held accountable, and the victims should get any compensation they are entitled.
Our boating accident lawyers have secured just compensation for many victims. We work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no charge for our services unless we are successful.
Contact us today by calling 855-856-4212.