Texas City Boat Accident Lawyer

Boating is supposed to be fun. However, accidents still happen. Sadly, some of them are tragic, resulting in life-changing injuries and fatalities. Knowing what to do and how to go about filing an injury case or wrongful death claim is critically important. A seasoned Texas City boat accident lawyer is the ideal party to provide the legal counsel and representation you need.

Call our firm today to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney.

Common Causes of Boat Wrecks

Like traffic accidents, most of the boat accidents our attorneys handle often involve negligence. Even in cases attributed to bad weather, neglect conduct among key players has often been a major concern in boating accidents. Some of the most common causes of boat wrecks are:

  • Boat operator inattention
  • Boat defects such as engine failure
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Operator inexperience
  • Boating while under the influence of impairing drugs and alcohol
  • Erratic boating

Most of these causes involve boat operators. However, other parties such as boating companies and boat manufacturers may equally be at fault. Our Texas City boat accident attorneys will guide you on how to protect your rights when you are partially at fault for your injuries.

Costs Recoverable in a Boat Accident Case

Damages following a boat accident vary from one case to another. It all depends on the specific losses suffered by the parties involved. However, they revolve around tangible and intangible losses. Tangible losses are also referred to as economic damages and often cover:

  • Past, current, and future costs of treatment and drugs
  • Costs of therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages for time not worked
  • Loss of income earning-ability in case of permanent injuries
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Homecare expenses in case of disabling injuries

On the other hand, intangible losses, also referred to as non-economic damages, have no specific monetary value. Your Texas City boat accident attorney is likely to retain financial experts to value the following:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship

If your case is resolved through a trial, the jury may also award punitive damages. The idea behind these damages is to punish the at-fault party for their careless conduct as well as deter other parties from engaging in similar behaviors or practices.

Let a Texas City Boat Accident Attorney Help

Boat accident claims are usually hinged on the same elements of negligence as other personal injury cases involving car accidents. However, a boat accident case can be complex, given the federal and state regulations regarding boating activities. As the plaintiff, you carry a higher burden to prove your case. For this reason, you must do your best to seal all loopholes that insurance companies and defense attorneys may use to deny or lower your injury claim. A Texas City boat accident lawyer will handle all aspects of your injury claim.

Call today to begin reviewing the details of your case with a skilled attorney. Our team utilizes a contingency fee which means you will not owe us anything unless we are able to successfully recover compensation on your behalf. Let us help you during this difficult time.

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