Was your much-deserved break on a lake or river interrupted by someone driving a boat while under the influence? Or maybe a poorly maintained boat you rented crashed into another vessel?
Whatever the scenario, a Dallas boating accident lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins can track down and hold those responsible for your injuries liable.
Our Dallas Lawyers Work to Get You Relief and Results After a Boat Accident
Every team member at Loncar Lyon Jenkins won’t just work to recover your damages but also your peace of mind. You can see that twofold goal in how our Dallas personal injury lawyers work for you:
- Using plain English instead of legalese when we talk about your case.
- Preserving evidence of the at-fault party’s negligence and your injuries.
- Protecting your interests by speaking and negotiating for you.
- Validating your concerns in the face of the other party delegitimizing you.
- Building a case for damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
- Completing, reviewing, and filing any necessary paperwork on time.
- Preparing a case for court.
- Explaining every step so you feel comfortable about your claim.
Boat Accident Claims Often Require Specialized Knowledge
We not only apply our experience with waterway accidents but also consult experts. For instance, if your case involves a malfunction in a specific boat engine, we might talk to mechanics familiar with that type of engine. From engineering to weather conditions, if your case involves a unique area of expertise, we will seek the necessary authorities to investigate, analyze, and reconstruct what happened.
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Our Lawyers Seek Damages Specific to Boating Accidents—and to You
Boat crashes cause injuries ranging from broken bones to burns and spinal cord injuries. Because of the broad spectrum of possible consequences, we constantly evaluate the unique details of your case rather than rely on generalities like an insurer might. We work with you, your doctors, and the evidence to itemize your losses, working to obtain damages for the following:
- Initial emergency care, including transportation, diagnostic care, and surgery
- Hospital stays, therapy at rehabilitation facilities, and at-home support
- Medications, including short-term or lifelong prescriptions
- Lost income from all areas of your professional life—even gig work
- Diminished ability to earn income if your injuries interfere with your career
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and diminished enjoyment of life
We will review all these possible damages with you to ensure you understand the value of your claim. In addition, we’ll explain what constitutes pain and suffering and how we prove you deserve it. This information helps us stand up for fair compensation instead of settling for a low initial offer.
Boating Injuries Are Often Unique, Demanding Unique Damages
Boat accidents can sometimes mean victims sustaining injuries both in the accident and from being in the water. Nonfatal drowning can cause anoxic brain injuries and respiratory and cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, these can result in lifelong struggles.
You might need specialized help during your recovery if you suffered a drowning-related injury. Thus, having an attorney with experience in boating accident cases means having an advocate who knows what to demand for damages.
Damages When a Loved One Dies in a Boating Accident
Did you lose a family member in a boating accident? First, please accept our deepest condolences. Once you’re ready, you can pursue damages with help from our Dallas wrongful death lawyers. We will fight for compensation that covers your loved one’s bills and lost income, as well as provide monetary recognition of your grief.
Determining Causation and Liability for a Boating Accident
Much like accidents on Texas roadways, a lot can contribute to accidents in its waterways. Our attorneys have experience investigating water-based crashes and can recognize the signs of negligence. Here are some typical negligent actions that cause boating accidents.
Boat Operator Errors
Watercraft operators are prone to the same negligence as motor vehicle drivers:
- Operating the boat while under the influence
- Distracted or inattentive driving
- Lack of training, experience, or licensing
- Failing to watch for other people or vehicles
- Mistakes or failures when maintaining the boat
Therefore, if a boat operator does not take appropriate care and causes an accident, Loncar Lyon Jenkins could hold them liable for the consequences.
Our defective product lawyers are no strangers to how manufacturing mistakes can cause harm. This form of negligence could come into play in several ways in boating accidents—engine parts, navigation, safety equipment, or even décor.
Manufacturing defects are rarely the apparent cause of an accident but don’t rule them out. Our attorneys know what to look for and can consult boat experts to analyze your crash for telltale signs. Then, we’ll hold the manufacturer responsible—sometimes in addition to another liable party like the boat owner.
Negligence During Bad Weather
You can’t hold someone responsible for the weather. However, some careless boat operators, owners, or manufacturers hide behind weather events to avoid liability for their failures. Everyone is obligated to take precautions and adjust accordingly in severe weather. For instance, if drivers don’t adjust their speed during low visibility, they could be liable if they crash into another boat.
Other Accidents on a Boat
Boating accidents don’t have to involve crashes or collisions. You may have suffered injuries because of:
- Slip and falls
- Toxic exposure
For instance, an owner’s failure to maintain the engine or an engine manufacturer’s mistake could cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Kitchens that don’t adhere to safety regulations can cause food poisoning. Unsecured ropes, slippery decks, or obstructed walkways cause falls.
If you suffered an injury accident while on the water in Dallas, you could lean on our boating accident attorneys for support.
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Get Help Now with Any Boating Accident Caused by Negligence
Contact us today to learn how the Strong Arm can fight for you, support your cause, and push for a resolution. Our boating accident attorneys are available now to discuss your Dallas case—and we do mean now, thanks to our 24/7 service. So, don’t wait!