Boating Accidents

Liability on the Waterway

Few activities are more relaxing than spending the day boating at the lake or the beach. However, things can go wrong because of another boater’s negligence or recklessness. Sometimes other boaters are unfamiliar with the rules of the waterway, or are intoxicated or simply reckless on the water. Boating injuries are often very serious, and 58% of fatal boating accidents happen in open motorboats.  Dothan attorneys Boles Holmes White have the resources and tools to help make you whole after another person’s recklessness has left you injured.

The main reason boating accidents happen is due to operator error or inexperience. Especially on crowded holiday weekends, there will be many first-time boaters navigating the waterway, and lots of them will not have been properly trained or licensed. On top of that, intoxicated boaters cause a large proportion of boating accidents.

Boating accidents can occur in a lot of ways, including capsizing, over-manning of the vessel, and collisions with people, fixed objects and other vessels. The best way to prevent a boating accident is to be watchful, keeping an eye out for other boats and navigating at a speed that allows for safe maneuvering if the unexpected happens. However, sometimes another boater’s dangerous operation of the vessel will make collision unavoidable. If this happens, you need an expert boat injury attorney to fight for you.

If you’ve been injured in a boating accident due to another person’s recklessness or negligence, call Dothan boat injury attorneys at Boles Holmes White today. We can evaluate your case, assess potential liability, and investigate your claim with an eye towards litigation. We know how to deal with insurers, and we are aggressive in the courtroom. We want to put our skills, expertise and resources to work for you. Whether you live in Eufaula, Columbia, or anywhere in the Southeast, we can help. Email us or call our civil attorneys today at 334-366-6086 for a consultation.

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