The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reported 271 recreational boating accidents in 2008 involving explosions, capsizing, and drowning. Summer fun and fishing can quickly turn tragic by careless boat operators or passengers.
Every year, victims are injured in and loved ones are lost to watercraft accidents. The U.S. Coast Guard reported 758 boating fatalities and a total of 3,081 injuries in 2011. In 2012, the numbers declined but remained high with a reported 651 fatalities and 3,000 injuries. The thrill of jet skiing and fishing in open waters is unlike any other to some, but when a negligent party fails to keep it safe and fun, tragedy strikes.
The Austin area is beautiful with popular water spots such as Town Lake, Walter E. Long Reservoir, and Lake Austin. But like on any body of water, good times can quickly turn bad when the boat operator is fishing for more than just fish. The negligent actions of an irresponsible boat operator – alcohol intoxication, reckless speeds, driver inattention, driver inexperience, failure to adjust to inclement weather – can trigger watercraft accidents that result in the endangerment of innocent victims like you and your loved ones. The following can happen as a result of that endangerment:
Drowning/death of a loved one
Collision with another vessel or object
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
Have you recently experienced severe bodily injury or suffered the death of a loved one due to another’s negligence on Travis County waters? Take legal action with the expert counsel and guidance of your personal injury attorney, John W. Greenway.
John can fashion a strategy-fueled personal injury case against the defense to rectify the wrong that has been committed against you. Recover your monetary damages for pain and suffering, costly medical bills, and lost wages. John’s priorities are centered on your legal and physical needs, ready to connect you with doctors who can treat your injuries. He does more than just hope you win but strives with every ounce of energy to achieve success in nothing less than a fair and just settlement.
Justice is yours if you want it. Explore your legal options with The Greenway Law Firm in Austin, Texas through a FREE, no-obligation consultation. Speak directly with John, your dedicated boating accident attorney, today at no cost to you.