Boating Injuries – When Fun Turns to Danger

boat injuryBoating can be exciting, fun, relaxing, peaceful and many other things.  But, practicing boat safety is always important – no matter what kind of boat you are on or what your plans are for while you are on the water.  Unfortunately, boating accidents happen all the time and often someone suffers a boat injury as a result.  Water sports including water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, wake boarding, and other water recreational activities are fun but they are not without their risk of injury.  This is particularly true if the boat operator is inexperienced or negligent when it comes to proper operation or safety.  If you have experienced an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence you should not have to be responsible for your medical bills or the lasting effects that a boating injury can have on the rest of your life.  Retain a personal injury attorney to protect your rights after a boating injury.

Though not all are, many Arizona boating accidents are completely preventable.  It is important to hire a boat accident attorney if you have suffered an injury from a boat accident because boat accidents are different from car accidents.  Boat accidents are subject to both state and federal law, making them more complex to navigate and litigate.  At Alcock Law, we never charge any upfront fees, we take your case on a contingency and you only have to pay if we win your case for you.  Hiring a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a boat injury is important for many reasons.  You should never speak to an insurance company before retaining an attorney because it could complicate or hinder your case.  Our team of personal injury attorneys has handled many boating accident cases and understands how to talk to and negotiate with insurance companies so that your rights are protected at all times.

There are many different types of boating accidents.  Arizona boating accidents may include capsizing, falling overboard, a collision with another vessel or structure, fire, sinking, flooding, explosions, and more!  Often, the reasons that these accidents occur is negligence on behalf of the boat operator.  This could be because they have a lack of experience as a boat operator, they are reckless or careless in their boat operations, the boat operator is not paying attention, the boat operator is operating at an unsafe speed, the boat operator is not properly looking out for potential hazards, and one of the most common reasons – the boat operator has been drinking.  Unfortunately, operating a boat while under the influence happens far too often and frequently results in an injury and sometimes even death.  It is not only negligent, but illegal to be operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or barbiturates.  Even if you have practiced proper boat safety, the boat operator may not have done so.  If you have experienced a boat injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, don’t suffer in silence.  At Alcock Law, we can help you with your personal injury case and ensure that your rights are protected.


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