Georgia Boating Accident Claims Lawyers
Thousands of people enjoy boating on some of the many lakes and rivers in Georgia like Clarks Hill / Thurmond Lake. With this love of the water comes the danger associated with boating. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, for the second straight year boating-related deaths and injuries have increased in the United States. In 2006, there were 710 deaths and 3,474 injuries caused by boating accidents. At the Augusta, Georgia, law office of Burnside Law Firm, we represent people and the family of people who have become one of those statistics.
The unfortunate fact is that many of the boating accidents that occur in Georgia every year are completely preventable. There are many factors that contribute to water-related accidents, but one of the primary factors is alcohol. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a boating accident caused by any of following factors, contact us for a free initial consultation:
- Drunk boating
- Inexperienced and untrained boater
- Excessive speed, recklessness and not keeping a proper lookout
- Boat collision
- Boat-swimmer accident
Representing Boat Accident and Jet Ski Accident Victims
For many people injured in a boating accident, they had little to do with the factors that led up to the incident. Nearly 20 percent of all fatal boating accidents are caused by a boater who consumed alcohol. Good sense would dictate that negligent boaters should not be allowed to operate boats on Georgia waterways. The number of boats on the water, the number of boaters and the number of waterways to patrol make this a difficult goal to achieve. If you or a family member was injured or killed when a boat capsized, someone fell overboard, collided with a fixed object or hit another vessel, you deserve financial compensation.
To learn more about holding negligent parties responsible for the watercraft injury that you suffered as the result of a boating accident, contact an attorney at the law office of Burnside Law Firm for a free initial consultation.
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