Houston Boating Accident Lawyer
Thousands of people are injured and killed every year in preventable boating accidents. Whether you venture out onto the water for fishing, watersports, boating, or as part of your job, there is always an element of risk involved, even in spite of the many regulations and laws that govern boating safety. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a boat or watercraft due to another person’s carelessness, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. Stern Law Group is prepared to meet with you to discuss your potential claim and seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
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What Damages Am I Eligible for After a Boating Accident?
Boating accidents are frequently caused by operator error. In order to pursue compensation after an accident, you will need to determine 1) what caused the accident, and 2) who can be held liable for the damages. Stern Law Group examines cases from every angle to determine if a boater’s failure to comply with boating laws, or another common act of negligence, caused the accident to occur.
Some of these negligent acts include:
- Operating a watercraft without a license or without proper training
- Boating at unsafe speeds
- Boating aggressively or recklessly
- Boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Careless boaters can and should be held responsible for their actions under the law. It is crucial that you file an accident report with police or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the following instances:
- The accident causes more than $2,000 worth of property damage
- The accident injures another person to the extent that they need medical treatment beyond first aid
- The accident results in a fatality
Your case must be clearly established in order to pursue maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, missed wages, and more. With years of experience and a solid understanding of Texas boating laws, our Houston boating accident lawyers can help prepare a strong case to bring you the most money possible.
Contact Stern Law Group for a Free Personal Injury Consultation
Our seasoned team of lawyers has the willpower, resources, and skills necessary to investigate your accident and prepare a strategy to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. These types of claims can be easily complicated, so be sure to put someone on your side who knows how to achieve success.To learn more about how Stern Law Group can help you recover financially after a Texas boating accident, please call our office. Our team is available 24/7.