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Common Causes of Boat Accidents

Common Causes of Boat Accidents

Boating is a popular pastime for families and friends in the Atlanta area. Each weekend, the lakes are filled with boats of all kinds, carrying people who are enjoying a day on the water. However, everything can go very wrong very quickly when boat accidents occurs.

Boating accidents can cause serious injuries or death to boat passengers and swimmers. Whether a boat collides with another watercraft, hits a swimmer, capsizes, or runs aground, it is very likely that someone will get hurt. If you suffered injuries in a boat accident, it is important to identify what caused the accident and who can be held responsible for your injuries.

Some common causes of boat accidents that can lead to injury claims include:

  • Impaired boat operation
  • Distracted boat operators
  • Inexperienced boat operators
  • Not following the rules of the water
  • Defective or poorly maintained boats
  • Improper buoys or markers on the lake

When a boat crashes, both passengers on that boat and on another boat can sustain life-threatening injuries. Common injuries are back injuries, head and brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, near-drowning, or drowning.

If a boat operator, boat manufacturer, or rental company was negligent and caused the accident, that party should be held liable for all of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Boat accident cases can be complicated, and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer in Atlanta handling every step of your claim to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta for More Information

Atlanta personal injury attorney Ben F. Windham, P.C. helps boat accident victims stand up for their rights to full compensation for their losses. Call 833.236.9467 or contact us online to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation with our firm today.

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