Boat accidents can lead to devastating injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. If you or a loved one has been involved in a boat accident, it is crucial to seek the help of an experienced and trusted Houston Boat Accident Lawyer. Contact Ramsey Law Group online or by calling (888) 335-7477 to arrange a free consultation.
Boat accidents can occur due to various factors, but here are some of the most common causes in Houston:
Distractions, such as talking on the phone, engaging with passengers, or being preoccupied with other activities, can lead to a lack of attention while operating a boat. Inattentiveness can result in collisions with other vessels, fixed objects, or swimmers.
Operating a boat requires skill and knowledge of watercraft handling, navigation rules, and safety procedures. Inexperienced operators may lack the necessary training, leading to poor judgment, improper maneuvering, or failure to respond correctly to changing conditions.
High speeds can make it challenging to navigate and react to obstacles, resulting in collisions or loss of control.
Alcohol and Drug Use
Alcohol and drug impairments can affect an operator’s judgment, coordination, and reaction time, leading to increased risks of collisions, falls overboard, or capsizing.
Hazardous Water and Weather Conditions
Poor visibility, rough waters, strong currents, and severe weather conditions pose significant hazards to boaters.
Inadequate maintenance, improper installations, or manufacturing defects can compromise the boat’s performance and safety.
Here are some common types of compensation that you can potentially recover after a boat accident:
The amount of compensation awarded will depend on the specific facts of the case and the severity of the injuries.
Speak to an Attorney TodayIf you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, contact Ramsey Law Group. We offer a free, confidential, and no-obligation case evaluation where we can discuss your rights and potential legal options.