Oklahoma City Boating Accident Attorney
Hurt in a Boating Accident in or Around Oklahoma City?
Boating has grown as a recreational activity throughout our country. Each spring and summer, many people spend hours enjoying the warm weather on lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. Boating, like roadway transportation, requires responsible operators who take proper measures to ensure the safety of those onboard. When negligence leads to an accident, those who are harmed have the right to seek legal compensation from the responsible party for their damages. At Clemens Blair, we handle all kinds of personal injury and wrongful death claims and lawsuits, including those which occur on waterways in boating accidents.
Our firm has considerable experience in this area of law. Our attorney team has more than three decades of legal experience in handling all aspects of injury claims, including litigation experience. We know what to expect and how to manage your case so as to obtain the full compensation that you need and deserve in terms of both economic and non-economic damages. Don't let an insurance company talk you into a lowball settlement or try to confuse you with worrisome tactics.
Boating Accident Injury Claims
According to 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics, published by the U. S. Coast Guard, more than 4,000 boating accidents occurred in the U.S. last year. These accidents resulted in 560 deaths and 2,620 injuries. The main causes of these accidents included "operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed, and machinery failure." Another cause of boating accidents includes boating while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. All of these causes except for machinery failure can be viewed as negligence or carelessness on the part of the boat operator.
Boating accidents can involve serious injuries, such as broken bones, internal injuries, head or brain injuries, and more. Most people who die in boating accidents drown. In any case where negligence occurred, victims may seek damages for their medical expenses, lost earnings or income, pain, suffering, and emotional distress or damages connected with a wrongful death.
Talk to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
Boating accident claims can be complicated and technical which is why you should rely on a skilled attorney at our firm. You can discuss your case with us in a free consultation to learn more about the legal factors involved and how we can help you obtain full compensation. You'll pay nothing unless we win your case.