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Dallas Boat Accident Attorney

Even though many Dallas residents enjoy recreational boating, or even work on water vessels, boating accidents often lead to devastating injuries. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a boating accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, contact the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC today. Our Dallas boating accident attorneys will investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.

What does a boating accident mean?

Dallas residents and visitors regularly take part in boating activities on lakes Lavon, Lewisville, Mountain Creek, Grapevine, and more. When most people think of a boating accident, they think of a violent incident that causes significant damage, maybe due to two vessels colliding or a boat running into a fixed object. While these types of incidents will certainly cause injuries, there are also various other ways that a person can be injured on a boat. Some of the most common cases that our Dallas boating accident lawyers handle include the following:

  • Capsizing boats
  • Boaters improperly fastened
  • Boating in poor weather conditions
  • Boaters failing to wear or not provided life jackets
  • Improper loading and unloading techniques for people or cargo
  • Defective boating equipment
  • Operation of a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failure to follow state or federal boating regulations

How often do these incidents occur?

According to the Coast Guard, there were 4,291 total boating accidents during the latest reporting year across the US. Out of these incidents, there were 2,628 injuries and 658 fatalities. In Texas, for that same reporting year, there were 204 boating accidents reported.

These incidents often lead to severe injuries for victims. It is not uncommon for our Dallas boating accident attorneys to help clients and families of victims who have sustained the following:

Both commercial and private boat owners have a responsibility to keep those on board safe. Boat owners and operators must ensure that their vessels are regularly inspected and properly maintained in order to keep passengers safe. All crew members must be properly trained and certified and understand state and federal laws regarding the operation of a water vessel. All vessels should have required equipment on board that is inspected and working properly.

Let us get to work on your case today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a boating incident that was caused by another person’s reckless or negligent actions, contact an attorney today. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we pledge to investigate what happened and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the boating incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

If you need a Dallas boating accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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