Boating & Personal Watercraft Accidents
Georgia Boating Accident Lawyers
Accidents involving boats, Jet Skis®, WaveRunners® and other personal watercraft can be just as devastating as any car wreck.
We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a boating accident involving serious injury or death. Unfortunately, serious boating and personal watercraft accidents are a common occurrence on Georgia’s lakes and rivers — most likely because without stop lights, intersections or speed limit signs to restrict them, people lose their inhibitions and become willing to take foolish chances on the water that they would never think of taking on the road.
Boat accidents are usually caused by one of three factors: an inexperienced boater, intoxicated operator or a boat malfunction. More than a third of both fatal and non-fatal boat accidents are alcohol related. It is estimated that boat operators with a blood alcohol content of .10 or higher are 10 times more likely to be injured or killed in a boating accident than sober operators.
Boating accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as catastrophic burns, broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.
We fight to protect the rights of injured people throughout the state of Georgia and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you — at no cost and with no strings attached.
Experience, Commitment and Results
Drawing from more than 22 years of experience in personal injury litigation, our firm prepares each case as if a trial is inevitable. In our view, this is the best way to accomplish the goal of achieving maximum compensation for any given client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney.
As part of that process, we will review your medical records and meet with your doctors to discuss your injuries and your current and future medical expenses. We can then tell you what we think is a fair financial settlement in your case. Often, the intensive case preparation and other investments we make early on in the process do lead to fair out-of-court settlements. However, when insurance companies are not willing to provide a reasonable and just settlement — our attorneys will not hesitate to pursue litigation. We have a proven track record of achieving significant jury verdicts.