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Boating Accident Injuries And Claims

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If you have been hurt in a boating accident, you may want to consult a Tulsa, OK boating accident lawyer. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. A lawyer from Wandres Law, P.C. can help you pursue a timely claim.

What Are Common Causes of Boating Accidents?

While riding around on a boat on a warm day is a fun experience, it can come with risks. Boating accidents have and do occur. One of the most common causes of boating accidents is operator inexperience. Boat operators who do not possess knowledge of navigation rules, admiralty law, and handling emergency situations are more likely to cause accidents. Another common cause of boating accidents is excessive speed. Like motorists on roads, boat operators are expected to follow certain speed limits on the water. If they fail to do this, they can crash into other boats or hazards.

Other common causes of boating accidents include alcohol use, hazardous waters, bad weather, inattention, and mechanical failure.

What Types of Injuries Can People Sustain in Boating Accidents?

Boat passengers can sustain a wide range of injuries in accidents. Some of these injuries may be fairly minor while others may be life-threatening. Common injuries include traumatic brain injuries, burns, broken bones, lacerations, and amputations. Regardless of the injuries you endure, you should seek immediate medical care. A doctor should assess your injuries and recommend the appropriate treatment. As a Tulsa boating accident lawyer can confirm, delaying medical care could jeopardize your health and injury claim.

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Boating Accident?

If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may be wondering about who can be held liable. Liable parties can vary from case to case. For example, if the boat operator was distracted or acted in some other negligent way, he or she may be held responsible. If a defect caused the boating accident, the manufacturer of the boat may be liable. A lawyer can investigate your case and help you identify all of the liable parties.

How Do I Know If I Have a Claim After a Boating Accident?

In order to have a viable claim following a boating accident, you must have sustained injuries, the injuries resulted in damages, like medical bills and lost wages, and your injuries were caused by another party’s negligence. It can be difficult to figure out if you have a claim, so you should consult an experienced lawyer soon.

Do I Have to Hire a Lawyer?

If you wish to pursue a legal claim for a boating accident, you’re not required by law to hire a lawyer. However, it may be in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer who has experience with boating accident cases. He or she will know the true value of your case and negotiate with the insurance company.

Schedule a consultation with a Tulsa boating accident lawyer from Wandres Law, P.C. to discuss your case. 

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