Boat Accident Attorney
An annual study on boating accidents conducted by The United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety found that annually there are approximately 5,438 boating related accidents of which there were 3,888 injuries and 703 fatalities. Alcohol was involved in 31% of the fatalities. In addition, these accidents resulted in a total of $40,422,374 in property damage. Carelessness/reckless operation, operator inattention, operator inexperience, and excessive speed are the most common factors of all reported boating accidents.
Wake boarding, water skiing, swimming, jet skiing, fishing, or using personal water craft are can be dangerous if the people involved are inexperienced or intoxicated. Injuries can include, prop injuries, drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, head injuries, burns, amputations, hypothermia, disfigurement, or collisions where someone is ejected from the water craft. The same laws that apply to motor vehicle operators also apply to boaters. Most boaters have insurance policies that will compensate you for your injuries.
The Rosenblum Law Office, Nevada boat accident attorney can represent you for injuries that may include:
1. Severe burns resulting in disfigurement and permanent scarring
2. Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
3. Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
4. Mental anguish and emotional distress
6. Injuries cause by a drunk driver
After a boating accident it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene and seek immediate medical treatment. You should also consult a qualified boat accident attorney to discuss your rights. An aggressive Las Vegas auto accident attorney with winning trial experience, can also help you receive compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills.