Boating Accidents

Boating Accident Attorneys in Houma, LA

Boating Accident Attorneys in Louisiana | Houma LA LawyerHave you been injured on a boat or jet ski? If your injuries were the result of another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. Boating accidents are often serious or fatal. A personal injury lawsuit can help you obtain compensation for your injuries and emotional anguish.

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Louisiana Boating Accidents

There were more than 3,000 boating accident injuries nationwide in 2005 according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Boating accidents also caused over $40 million in property damage and over 700 deaths.

At Waitz & Downer, we often handle boating accident cases caused by:

  •      Defective boat designs
  •      Operators who are improperly trained or do not understand navigational rules
  •      Operators who fail to carry safety equipment
  •      Overloading and overcrowding
  •      Collisions with other watercrafts
  •      Operating at high speeds
  •      Passenger ejection from the boat due to poor weather conditions or improper operation
  •      Failure to keep a lookout when a passenger was tubing or skiing
  •      Operators who are boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  •      Boating in improper weather conditions or hazardous waters
  •      Operators who fail to follow the “rules of the road”

When a boat operator’s negligence fails to keep a passenger safe, they should be held accountable for their recklessness. If you were injured in a boating accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  •      Medical bills
  •      Lost wages
  •      Pain and suffering
  •      Rehabilitation services

Houma Accident Attorneys

Our attorneys will launch a thorough investigation to prove negligence and help you obtain the fair compensation you deserve. Through our investigation we will seek to prove:

  •      That the other party owed you some duty of care
  •      The duty of care was breached
  •      An injury was sustained
  •      The breach was the cause of the injury

Boating accident claims can be difficult to navigate. To get the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced attorney on your side. At Waitz & Downer Attorneys at Law, we have represented many clients who have been injured in boating accidents. Our experience and knowledge of maritime law and personal injury law has helped us win claims and protect the rights of those who have been injured while boating. Call us today at 985-876-0870 to arrange a free consultation.