Did you know that Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state, and more shoreline than both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts combined? In Fact, Grand Lake alone has more shoreline than the entire state of California! It’s no wonder that boating accidents are relatively common in Oklahoma. Recently, the US Coast Guard reported there were as many as 12,721,000 registered boats throughout the nation. Boating accidents often happen because of faulty equipment, the inexperience of other boaters, boaters who are operating their boats while intoxicated, and more. When an accident happens, it is important that a person promptly contacts a Tulsa Boating Accident Attorney. If the boat owner or passengers are injured, it is important to take steps that protect their rights to recover compensation for their medical bills and their pain and suffering. As boat ownership in Oklahoma increases, so too does the chance of injury, accident, and even death. Wandres Law has professionals that can help anyone in Oklahoma with claims stemming from a boat accident.
After a boating incident or accident, people often miss work, have a lengthy recovery period, and need financial support for medical bills, among other things. Wandres Law fights for clients so they get fair settlements. The Attorneys of Wandres law understand boating accident claims and the laws they involve. A prospective client can expect to receive dependable advice from one of our Tulsa boating accident lawyers by simply picking up the phone and calling for a free consultation following an accident.
Victims often make mistakes after an accident because they are struggling with the aftermath of the incident. Insurance companies know this, and unfortunately, often use this information to their advantage by approaching injured parties at a very confusing and scary time in their lives. Wandres Law can help clients collect and file the necessary paperwork, find medical support, and make smart decisions after a boating incident. This increases the chances of a favorable settlement or judgment against the person responsible for the boat wreck.
Anytime a victim of a boating accident in Oklahoma attempts to settle their case directly with the insurance company, they will end up losing. We can categorically state this for the sole fact that insurance companies have lawyers and experts at their disposal whose job it is to protect the insurance company’s interests. Put simply, an individual who doesn’t fight insurance companies on a regular basis will be ill-equipped to obtain the best possible outcome. They deserve experienced advocates who will go above and beyond for their clients.
Contact Wandres Law today if you or someone you love has been in a boating accident. Oklahoma citizens can get the advice and compensation they deserve when they work with Wandres Law. Wandres Law handles boating injury claims in every county in Oklahoma, regardless of where the incident occurred. Additionally we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis which means you don’t pay us a cent unless you get a favorable outcome to your case.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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