Boating, riding jet skis, waterskiing, and other watersports are a fun and enjoyable activity for families or friends to spend a day together. However, like any type of recreational activity, boating and watersports come with the risk of accidents and injuries. Though sometimes accidents are just that and are unavoidable, in other instances accidents occur because a person or another party acted in a negligent manner. If someone’s negligence causes you injury, you can recover for your injury-related losses by filing a personal injury case. A PI lawyer in Coweta County can help you file a case, negotiate with the other party, and even go to trial if necessary you make sure you receive full compensation for your losses.
There are many reasons why boating accidents may occur, including but not limited to the following:
- Inexperienced drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Not following the law or other right of way rules
- Not having proper boat markings or lights
- Not watching for smaller boats, jet skis, or people swimming in the water
- Defective boat parts that cause the craft to malfunction
- Improperly marked shallow areas or other obstacles in the water
If you are injured in a boat accident caused by any of the above reasons, an attorney can help to show negligence and hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. You may be able to recover for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have been injured on a boat or while participating in a watersport and you believe the accident was someone else’s fault, you deserve to receive full compensation for any accident-related injuries or other losses. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you receive the settlement you deserve to cover all of your costs. Do not hesitate to call at (770) 487-8999 today for help.