Boating Accident Attorneys
Our Houston Lawyers Represent Boating Injury Victims Nationwide
Recreational boating can be an incredibly rewarding pastime, whether you take regular fishing trips with your family or enjoy Jet Skiing and water sports. Unfortunately, boats and personal watercrafts can also be incredibly dangerous for both the passengers and the people who operate these vehicles – and according to statistics gathered by the U.S. Coast Guard, there were at least 4,145 recreational boating accidents in 2018. Collectively, these accidents led to 2,511 serious injuries, over 600 deaths, and millions of dollars in damaged property.
In general, the U.S. Coast Guard has found that there are five contributing factors in most recreational boating accidents:
- Inattentive boat operators
- Machine failure
- Excessive speeding
- Lack of operator experience
- Failure to use proper lookouts
If you’ve been seriously injured in a recreational boating accident, our attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm LLP can offer the skilled and rigorous representation you need to seek compensation. Based in Houston, our legal team can serve clients nationwide, applying decades of experience in personal injury, product liability, and maritime law.
Contact us at (281) 801-5617 today to get started with a free consultation on your boating accident claim.
Types of Boating Accident Injuries
Because boating comes with inherent risks, it’s easy for people to assume that they have no legal recourse against negligent operators and owners who endanger their lives. While any potential compensation will depend on the unique nature of your case (and the nature of your injuries), you have the right to pursue justice if you were seriously injured because of boating-related negligence.
Some of the most common recreational boating injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Drowning injuries and deaths
- Limb loss
- Chest and abdominal injuries
- Excessive bleeding
- Internal organ injuries
In published studies on boating accidents, researchers often use the term “personal watercraft” or PWC-related injuries, as it isn’t just boats that cause life-threatening injuries every year. According to one study published in the Annals of Medical & Health Sciences Research, the majority of PWC-related injuries are caused by both Jet Ski and motorboat accidents, with chest injuries, head trauma, and lower limb injuries presenting as the most common patient outcomes.
At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we can represent clients in PWC-related injury claims involving negligence, such as:
- Operating a PWC under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Overcrowding and overloading on the vessel
- Violations of boating safety laws and regulations
- Lack of appropriate safety equipment on board
- Defective boat parts and machinery
- Reckless operation of a boat or vehicle
- Boating collisions caused by negligence
If any of the previous actions have contributed to your boating-related injuries, we’re here to help. With a record of groundbreaking results in a variety of complex personal injury cases and high-stakes civil litigation, our team has won millions by relying on our dedication, drive, and compassion for our clients.
Need to speak with a qualified boating accident lawyer? Contact us at (281) 801-5617 or submit our online contact form to get started.