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What’s Next After a Boat Accident in Austin

Expert Representation for Boating Accident Victims

The lawyers at Wayne Wright LLP have experience representing boating-related personal injury and property damage claims. If you need assistance and counsel as a victim of a boating accident, contact the attorneys at our Texas offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio.

WARNING: DON’T SETTLE FOR JUST ANY LAWYER! Handling a boating case requires knowledge of the various federal laws which might apply to maritime accidents and disasters. The lawyers at Wayne Wright LLP have the knowledge and experience that is required.

Demanding Justice for All Boat Accident Victims

Boats/vessels come in many different sizes and configurations. Here is a list of some of the vessels that the Coast Guard and Parks and Wildlife consider to be boats:

  • Airboats
  • Auxiliary sailboats
  • Cabin motor crafts
  • Canoes
  • Houseboats
  • Inflatables
  • Jet Skis
  • Kayaks
  • Open motorboats
  • Personal watercrafts
  • Pontoon boats
  • Rowboats
  • Sailboats

Contact the professional and experienced attorneys of Wayne Wright LLP for legal advice concerning an accident with any of these types of vessels. We will represent you and pursue compensation for injuries and damages resulting from your boating mishap, such as a bone fracture, burn injury, spinal cord injury and brain injury. In fact, the Law Offices of Wayne Wright boast some of the most dedicated brain injury lawyers San Antonio has to offer. They work diligently to build strong cases that allow victims to obtain rightful compensation.

Factors Involved in Boating Accidents

There are many ways in which you or a loved one could be injured or killed in a boating accident. For example, an individual may:

  • Fall overboard
  • Fall from a dock onto a boat
  • Fall inside the boat
  • Be struck by a propeller or motor
  • Be overcome by carbon monoxide

Accidents involving a boat may cause injury, property damage, or even death. These tragedies can occur if the boat does the following:

  • Capsizes
  • Collides with a floating or fixed object
  • Collides with a water skier, jet ski, or swimmer
  • Goes aground unexpectedly
  • Strikes a submerged object

In addition, the following events may ensue from the accident:

  • Fire
  • Fuel-related explosion
  • Flooding of the vessel
  • Sinking of the vessel

Causes of Boating Accidents

The vast majority of boating accidents occur from mishandling of the boat—carelessness, recklessness and negligence. Four main factors of accidents resulting in boat operator liability are:

  • Operator inexperience
  • Operator inattention
  • Excessive speed
  • Alcohol consumption

There are many other factors that may contribute to boating accidents. Some other common contributors to boating accidents include:

  • Improper loading of passengers (usually too many for the craft)
  • Machinery failure (steering, fuel system or engine failure)
  • The environment (bad weather, hazardous waters, or a congested area)

Expect Justice and Results with Wayne Wright LLP

Serious harm resulting from boating accidents may include brain or spinal cord injury, burn injury, electrical injury, and fatal injury (wrongful death). The attorneys at Wayne Wright LLP have experience to successfully represent these types of injuries. If you are a victim of a boating accident, contact Wayne Wright LLP to speak with our attorneys. During your free consultation, we will advise you of your legal rights and options. When you retain our legal services, your lawyer will provide experienced representation in settlement negotiations or at trial.