Arizona Boat Accident Lawyers
Whether relaxing and having fun or traveling, boats are an increasingly popular activity. But what happens when a day at sea goes awry? Boating accidents occur all too often in the nearly 14 million registered watercraft in this country, and the injuries that result can cause disability and even death in their victims. Here's what you need to know about boating accidents.
Though safety is stressed by local law enforcement and the United States Coast Guard, all too often boats are not equipped with proper safety equipment such as life vests and fire extinguishers. In addition to a lack of training and rescue experience, some boat operators use alcohol or drugs while on the water, creating a dangerous situation for themselves and their passengers. In cases in which an operator's negligence or carelessness caused or contributed to a boating accident, victims of injury can claim compensation in court, collecting money for damages related to the costs of care, lost time from work, and pain and suffering.
Up to 8,000 individuals are injured in boating accidents each year, and around 800 people die in boating accidents every year. These accidents can be caused by anything from water on deck to collisions with other watercraft or objects to fires to sinking or man-overboard situations. The injuries vary depending on the circumstance, but can range from broken bones to brain injury due to lack of oxygen from drowning or even conditions requiring lifelong medical treatment.
At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., our Phoenix injury attorneys combine years of experience with a deep understanding of personal injury law. From start of case through the investigation, discovery, and in-court process, we take pride in each case and each victory on our clients' behalf.
Have you been injured in a boat crash? You do not have to suffer the physical, emotional, and financial effects of the negligent operator without recourse. Contact our Phoenix boat accident lawyers today for a free case consultation and more information on how the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you have not yet decided whether a lawsuit is right for you, that is OK, too. Not every injury needs to result in a lawsuit. The Husband & Wife Law Team is happy to provide you with the information and answers you need to make the best decision for you.
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