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Boating and Jet Ski Accidents

James Michael Shaw

In a watercraft accident lawsuit, you want the assistance of an experienced and trained San Antonio boating accident lawyer who knows how to win your case.

Thousands of Texans regularly enjoy water recreation involving a wide variety of watercraft. Many, however, are unaware of the risks involved with various watercraft, such as the dangers of jet skis. Because of the dangerous nature of jet skis – their speed, low mass, and high momentum – the high level of risk and potential severity of injuries resulting from a riding accident sets them apart from similar recreational vehicles. In the event such an accident happens, you will need counsel by your side who knows this unique field well.

Brief Overview of Jet Ski Accidents & Injuries

The majority of watercraft accidents in Texas can be traced to some form of negligent behavior. When injury or death ensues, the operator may be liable if they did not exercise reasonable care. In addition to the operator, other parties who could be liable are the owner of the watercraft: the manufacturer, the rental or sales company, and any establishment selling alcohol to the operator. If the operation of the watercraft was in connection with a social event, even the hosts of the event could be held liable for a watercraft accident. A boating accident lawyer serving San Antonio can help you.

Knowing how to prove what the responsibility of the other party to exercise an appropriate duty of care was, as well as how that duty was neglected through some action or omission, is the job of a skilled lawyer.

In addition to other scenarios, a lawyer can help you recover monetary compensation resulting from:

  • Unqualified or inexperienced operators
  • Inattentive watercraft operation
  • Driving when vision is restricted
  • Nonexistent or insufficient navigation lights
  • Boating in bad weather or in hazardous waters
  • Failure to carry safety equipment
  • Operating watercraft at high speeds
  • Overloading of the boat
  • Not following the 'rules of operation'
  • Boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Defective equipment or machinery

When operators violate their responsibility by willingly disregarding the safety of other people or property, our experienced attorneys will not only work towards proving that there were elements of negligence, he or she will also work to show that there was a breach of the duty of care by willful disregard. A boating accident lawyer in San Antonio will help you recover the compensation you deserve after your loss.

Why Retain a Boat Accident Attorney?

Injuries resulting from watercraft accidents can be very serious. They can leave you bedridden and out of work, which could result in lost wages to you and your family. They might even result in death.

After a watercraft accident, depending on what parties are involved, you may be contacted by insurance companies and claims adjusters trying to complete an investigation of what happened. It is likely that they will request to meet with you in person or take a statement from you. They may also request access to your medical records or other private information in an effort to evaluate your claim.

They may attempt to settle your claim prematurely, which could reduce the amount you are entitled to recover. The attorneys working for the insurance companies will advise where they may be able to minimize their expenses for the claim. You want to be sure you don’t do anything to jeopardize your rights, so take everything they say with a grain of salt. This is where your own attorney comes in.

Jet Ski & Watercraft Accidents: The Legal Perspective

Your attorney will go to work for you to make sure nothing is missed. They will speak with the insurance company on your behalf and negotiate a settlement that is fair and appropriate. The complexities of an injury claim resulting from a watercraft accident shouldn’t be left to chance.

If you’re seeking compensation for a jet ski and boating accident, get with an experienced attorney. Don’t hesitate to call the experienced team of San Antonio boating accident lawyers at the Carabin Shaw law firm. We are dedicated to being your advocate when you’ve been injured as the result of another’s negligence.

We are available to speak with you anytime, day or night at 800-862-1260. Your call to us as well as an initial consultation is free of charge. Also, you won’t pay a penny unless we win your case.

Call us today. We can help.

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We are very glad we called Carabin Shaw after our accident. We now recommend them to everyone. - Griselda S.
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