Macon Ga Boat Accident Attorney
Boating is as fun and relaxing as boat accidents are dangerous. Georgia is a great state for getting out on the water, but the statistics (put out by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources) tell a different story. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a boat accident, consulting with an experienced Macon boat accident attorney early in the process is the best course of action.
Liability and Boat Accidents
Because boat accidents happen on the water, they are exceptionally dangerous, and the State of Georgia takes this into account. If you are injured in a car accident in which the at-fault party is driving someone else’s car, you need to prove that the owner of the car knew about the at-fault driver’s propensity to drive dangerously in order to hold the car’s owner liable. Boating accidents, however, are a bit different. The vessel’s owner is liable for injuries and losses caused by negligence on the part of his or her boat’s skipper whenever it is under the control of one of the following family members:
- His or her spouse
- His or her parent
- His or her sibling
- His or her child
- Any other immediate family member
As long as the boat’s owner consented to the skipper taking the boat out, liability is established, and when the person driving the boat is a family member, the owner-consent statute applies.
Don’t Delay Consulting with an Experienced Macon Ga Boat Accident Attorney
The knowledgeable Macon Ga boat accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Cobb County have a wealth of experience successfully guiding difficult claims like yours toward advantageous outcomes. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.