It’s a warm and beautiful afternoon in the Coastal Empire. You’re boating down the Savannah River and stop to fish off the side of your boat. You see a larger boat in the distance, but pay little mind to it. With each moment, you see it coming toward you much faster than expected. The other operator doesn’t seem to see your small boat. You wave your hands to get the operator’s attention, but he doesn’t see you. You have to make a choice: jump into the water and hope you don’t get hit or take the full force of the boat coming full speed at you. You jump into the water to avoid the impact.

Accidents can happen at a moment’s notice. What began as a relaxing day on the river can quickly turn into a nightmare and leave you lost, injured, and confused. If you’ve fallen victim to another operator’s inattention while boating, you may need the support of Brooks Law Office. To see if you may have a case, please schedule an evaluation.

Have You Been Injured in A Boating Accident? Get Experienced Legal Help!

Boating is an enjoyable pastime and exciting weekend getaway for many people throughout Georgia. Since boats and other water vessels are large in size and have the ability to travel at high speeds, a boating accident can be devastating.

Boating accident claims and litigation can be quite complex since they typically involve various factors (i.e. jurisdictions, multiple parties, insurance disputes, and even boat or equipment defects). Our Savannah boating accident attorney at Brooks Law Office can guide you through the intricacies of the legal system and help you obtain the maximum settlement amount to make the best recovery from injury possible.

The Causes of Boating Accidents

Just like driving a motor vehicle, operating a water vessel is an important task that carries great responsibility. However, many people fail to consider the dangers of navigating open water with a powerful boat. Many people go boating on the weekends or holidays with large groups of people, which typically involves alcohol. This can result in carelessness and recklessness.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the following are the main causes of all boating accidents in the United States:

  • Use of alcohol

  • Operator inexperience

  • Operator inattention

  • Excessive speed

  • Improper lookout

The vast majority of boating accidents involve open motorboats (i.e. fishing boats, bowriders, and center consoles). On the other hand, these types of cases also involve personal watercraft (i.e. jet skis, cabin boats, and pontoons).

Injuries suffered from boating accidents can be serious or even fatal. If you have suffered a serious injury, you must obtain immediate medical care. Not only will you receive the proper treatment, having medical evidence of your injury can aid your injury claim.

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident, our Savannah personal injury attorney will work tirelessly to help you recover financial compensation for your injuries. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, we possess the knowledge and skill to protect your rights and best interests.