Boating Accident Lawyer in Dallas
Statistics of Boating Accidents
In 2008, there were 709 fatalities from boating accidents and 3,331 injuries.
Catastrophic injuries caused by boating accidents can include traumatic
brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and others.
The top 5 accidents resulting in fatalities or catastrophic injuries:
- Collision with a Vessel
- Flooding / Swamping
- Collision with a Fixed Object
- Falls Overboard
- Skier Mishap
Most Common Contributing Factors to Boating Accidents
There are several contributing factors to boating accidents, many of which
are not the victim's fault.
In 2008, the top 10 known contributing factors of accidents were as follows:
- Careless / Reckless Operations
- Operator Inattention
- No Proper Lookout
- Operator Inexperience
- Passenger / Skier Behavior
- Machinery Failure
- Excessive Speed
- Alcohol Use
- Force of Wave / Wake
Why You Need a Boating Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has experienced catastrophic injuries from someone
else's negligence, faulty machinery or other factors, you can receive
compensation for your suffering with the help of a boating accident attorney
at Gresham, P.C. Our boating accident attorney provides free consultations
and charges no fees unless a favorable settlement is attained. With the
experience of handling several catastrophic injury and wrongful death
cases, we can guide you through the process and lessen the added stress
a lawsuit may bring.
Understanding the Legal Process
We can take the following steps to assure you exercise your rights and
receive justice for the injuries sustained from your accident:
File a complaint: If a settlement cannot be reached, your boating accident attorney will
file a lawsuit.
Discovery: Parties in the suit conduct an investigation into the facts of the boating accident.
Pre-Trial Hearings: Judge meets with parties to review evidence and/or appoint a neutral third
party to conduct mediation.
Mediation: A neutral third party helps both parties try to come to an agreement.
The Final Trial: A case is taken to trial when both parties cannot agree on a settlement.
Contact Gresham, P.C. to set up your free consultation. We are here to give you the special
one-on-one attention you deserve.