When Water Fun Takes a Turn
Texas provides many opportunities for lake and river activities. Many of us take our families out to enjoy the water each year. We very often use boats and other water vehicles with no problems.
Although boating is relatively safe compared to other motorized activities, accidents resulting in injury or death are inevitable when water motor vehicles are combined with underaged driving, drinking or inexperience. Unfortunately, others’ negligence can lead to tragedy on the water.
In 2007, the leading cause of boating accidents nationwide was driver inattention followed by reckless operation, excessive speed and then alcohol consumption.
The Law Concerning Boat Accidents
The cause of action is usually one based in negligence, and the statute of limitations for suing someone in Texas for a boating accident is two years.
Money Damages From Boat Accidents
Financial recovery can include vehicular/personal property damage and present and future medical bills. Other potential areas of compensation, depending on the facts of the situation, are mental pain and suffering damages, lost past and future wages, permanent impairment/disfigurement, punitive damages, wrongful death damages and loss of enjoyment of life.
Finding The Right Houston Boat Accidents Attorney
Finding the right lawyer to protect your rights and address the wrong that has occurred in your life is a critical step. Contact The Pinkerton Law Firm and talk to a Houston Boat Accidents Attorney today to learn more.