McDonough Ga. Boat Accident Attorney
There is little not to love about boating. Soaking up the sun while lounging on the water is hard to beat. Unfortunately, however, boating accidents are as terrifying as they are dangerous. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a boat accident, an experienced McDonough boat accident attorney can help.
When You’re on a Boat
When you’re on a boat, your safety is in the hands of the person manning that boat, and any negligence on his or her part can prove deadly. Driving a boat comes with the same responsibilities that driving a car does, but there is also the very real possibility of drowning in an accident. Because boating is a recreational activity, the skipper’s primary focus on safety can – and too often does – take a backseat to the boat’s party vibe. In other words, when a boat’s skipper fails to put safety first, it makes life-threatening boat accidents far more likely.
Negligence Behind the Wheel
Negligence behind the wheel of a boat can take all the same forms it does behind the wheel of a car, including:
- Speeding excessively
When you’re out on a boat, you’re more vulnerable to accidents for all the following reasons:
- Boats aren’t equipped with the same safety features – such as seatbelts and airbags – that cars are.
- The threat of drowning is very real.
- Waterways are less well regulated and are more chaotic than the highways and byways we travel on are.
It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced McDonough Boat Accident Attorney
The seasoned McDonough Ga. boat accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Henry County are well acquainted with the intricacies of boat accident claims and are prepared to help you. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.