Get Proper Help After A Boating Accident
There are many fun beaches, lakes and rivers throughout Georgia and Alabama, which means many of our residents enjoy spending time on the water. But unfortunately, this type of fun in the sun can still lead to a serious accident.
There are also a variety of vehicles that can be present on the water at any given time. Motorboats, Jet Skis, sailboats, pontoons, houseboats and catamarans, can all add complications and dangers to a day out on the water. These vehicles still cause serious accidents, just like on the roads. And a crash on the water can be just as dangerous as one on land.
When this happens, you need an attorney with experience to guide you through what comes next. I am attorney Mark Casto, of The Mark Casto Law Firm, PC. I have more than 25 years of legal experience and focus exclusively on working with victims of serious accidents. I can guide you through the legal process to recover the compensation you deserve.
How Do Boating Accidents Happen?
There are several unique factors about the water that can make boating and watercraft-related accidents happen more often than you’d think. A few of these include:
- Alcohol – Many people consume alcohol and other substances while on the water, not considering or undermining the consequences of drunk driving. Just like on land, this can cause impairment, loss of judgment, and reduced reflexes and motor skills, leading to accidents.
- Severe weather – The forecast can change in an instant, leaving people trapped on the water. Rough waves and wake can also contribute to the risk of serious injuries.
- Inattention and distraction – There are plenty of distractions on the road and just as many on the water. People operating a boat, Jet Ski or other watercraft may not pay close enough attention to the space surrounding them.
- High speeds – Many people like to travel fast while driving motorboats and Jet Skis, but this can cause accidents if people cannot slow down or stop with enough time while moving through the water.
Boating and watercraft accidents should be taken just as seriously as other motor vehicle and recreational vehicle accidents. They can cause serious injuries and damages, too.
I Can Help With These Cases
If you’ve been hurt or suffered property damage while on the water, I can help you navigate a claim to help pay your bills and expenses. Contact me at The Mark Casto Law Firm, PC, by using my contact form, or call 706-450-7071 to set up an appointment.