Minnesota is the state of 10,000 lakes and that is why it has one of the highest boating accident rates in the U.S. With so many people vacationing in the state during the summer to enjoy its boating and fishing industry, there is no question why.
If you have been in a boating accident that was caused by the negligence of someone else, then you may have the right to seek legal compensation from them through a personal injury claim. Patterson Dahlberg will provide you with a free consultation so you can learn about your rights, options, and about the process.
Filing A Boating Accident Injury Lawsuit
A boating accident can result in lifelong injuries and the accident itself can be traumatizing. Sometimes the injuries can be broken bones and other times the injuries can include the head, spine, loss of limbs, and paralysis. Boating accidents have also been known to end in death and this means that the family of the deceased victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.
It is a rule of thumb that boat drivers have to be as vigilant as motorists. Just because the vehicle is on the water doesn’t mean that it is okay to drink, drive, and drive the boat the way you want to without any regard to the obstacles that may be in the way. Boats have to be driven with care and in regards to others on the water. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen that way.
Pursuing Compensation For Common Boat Accidents
Our highly experienced Rochester personal injury attorney has experience with all types of boating accidents. These accidents include:
- Boating while intoxicated (BWI) or under the influence of drugs
- Negligent and reckless operation of a boat
- Water sport accidents
- Boat manufacturing defects
- Poor servicing records or lack of maintenance
- Collision with swimmers
- Collision with stationary objects
When you are left with a serious injury from a boating accident, you may be confused and wondering why such a thing had to happen to you. It didn’t have to happen and that is why the responsible party needs to be held accountable. Sometimes multiple parties can be responsible.
The compensation that you may be able to recover includes loss of income, childcare costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress and suffering, therapy and rehabilitation, medical expenses, and other related costs resulting from the accident. This is so you don’t have to worry about the finances and can focus more on the recovery.
Contact A Rochester Personal Injury Attorney
Boating accidents happen more frequently than many people would think, but Minnesota is the state of 10,000 lakes and that means a lot of opportunities for boating accidents to occur. If the accident is the fault of someone else, then you can hold them liable for the monetary damages done to you. To learn more about how Patterson Dahlberg can help you, call the office at 507-424-3000 for a free consultation.