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If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your associated costs and damages. Whether you are the driver/owner/operator of a boat, or were just a passenger when you were injured, the facts and circumstances of the accident may determine that you are entitled to compensation.
Knowing whether you are entitled to compensation, in what amount, and actually collecting what you are owed from the responsible party is a complex process that requires extensive knowledge of the law and personal injury claims. Learning how to process your claim while trying to recover from your boating accident can be difficult, which is where your St. George boating accident attorney is of value in helping you collect what you are entitled to.
One of the experienced St. George boating accident lawyers from We Win Injury Law is standing by to provide your risk-free, cost-free assessment on your boating accident injury. Call today to speak to an attorney about your case.
Causes of Boating Accidents
It is important to understand that you only have a claim for damages when the accident that led to your injuries was caused by someone or something else. If you were operating your boat while intoxicated and drove it into a tree and gave yourself a traumatic brain injury, you will be liable for the damages. Alternatively, if another boat driver was boating while intoxicated under Utah law, then they will be liable for the damages in any accident their intoxicated driving caused.
Common causes of boating accidents you could be entitled to include:
- Boating while intoxicated – under Utah BUI laws, any person operating a motorboat on the waters of Utah is considered to have given consent for a field sobriety test to determine sobriety and fitness to operate a boat
- Distracted or inattentive boating – according to Utah State Parks, the number one contributing factor in boating accidents is operator inattention, meaning they are distracted, failing to keep their hands on the wheel, or are not paying attention to the actions of other boaters around them
- Speeding and aggressive boating – when the operator of a boat is not operating at responsible speeds, or is engaging in aggressive boating, they are unable to safely respond to changes in conditions and emergency situations, and are more likely to cause accidents
If you have a valid claim, you may be able to recover compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and many other losses.
Reach Out to a St. George Boating Accident Attorney
In any case involving serious injuries, it is in your best interests to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You can only collect what you can prove with evidence then effectively claim from the at-fault party’s insurance company. This evidence may disappear as time passes, so the sooner you attorney can begin an investigation the better.
If you or a loved one were injured in a boating accident in Utah, contact the attorneys at We Win Injury Law for a free and confidential case evaluation.