Boating is a fun and popular way to enjoy warm-weather months in our area. Unfortunately, some boaters operate their boats unsafely or neglect their responsibilities, causing accidents and injuries to people in other boats or watercraft, as well as to swimmers and their own passengers. Those individuals often suffer severe and even catastrophic injuries from a boater's negligence.
Many factors can contribute to boating accidents, including:
- Operator error or inexperience
- Driving while intoxicated
- Equipment failure or malfunction
- Adverse weather or water conditions
As a general rule of law, a boat operator and its owner must exercise the highest degree of awareness to prevent injuries to passengers, swimmers or others in the water or other watercraft around them. Gerling Law's boating accident lawyers are experienced in personal injury law and know Coast Guard regulations and local boating laws. We are dedicated to obtaining full and fair compensation for your boating accident injury, or wrongful death compensation if a family member was killed because of a boater's error or negligence. We will thoroughly investigate the accident to determine who was at fault. That includes situations when a faulty or improperly maintained product may have contributed to the accident.
Go With Experience, Go With Gerling
If you or a family member has been seriously injured because of a boating accident, talking to a law firm with experience in accident cases just makes sense. Call Gerling Law in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro today at 812-266-9051 or complete the free case review form for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.