Justice for Boating Accident Victims

At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, our experienced boating accident attorneys in Oklahoma City could pursue fair and just compensation on your behalf if you sustained injuries in a boating accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless actions. You do not have to bear the cost of another person’s mistake. Reach out to our law office today to schedule a case evaluation with a skilled and compassionate personal injury attorney. We are ready to fight for you!

What is the cause of most boating accidents?

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the most common causes of boating accidents are:

  • Careless or reckless operation
  • Operator inattention
  • Driving without a proper lookout
  • Operator inexperience
  • Navigational rules violations
  • Excessive speed
  • Machinery failure
  • Alcohol use
  • Onboard slip and fall accidents
  • Weather
  • Hazardous waters

Most boating accidents could have been avoided if the boat’s operator exercised proper caution and care while on the water.

Regardless of the cause, an experienced personal injury attorney can work to investigate the particular circumstances of your case and determine who should be liable for your injuries. With proper legal representation, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages and reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and various other post-accident expenses.

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Common injuries sustained in boating accidents

Injuries sustained in boating accidents could be incredibly severe and, in some cases, fatal. These are some of the most common injuries caused by boating accidents:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Drowning
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Limb amputations
  • Injuries to bones and ligaments

Many of these injuries could forever change a survivor’s life and require lifelong care and assistive devices. It is crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a boating accident, even if your injuries do not seem severe and you are not exhibiting any symptoms. It would help if you started a paper trail documenting your injuries, which could serve as vital evidence in a personal injury claim. If you wait too long to seek medical attention, it could call into question the seriousness of your injuries and create doubt as to whether or not the boating accident was the cause.

Your advocate for justice in boating accident cases: The Law Offices of Stipe & Belote

If you were involved in a boating accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries you sustained. The operator of the boat you were in may have been inexperienced, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or simply inattentive, resulting in a collision. At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote in Oklahoma City, we frequently represent clients who are dealing with the aftermath of a boating accident. In addition to handling drowning and near-drowning incidents, we also handle boat accident claims that involve falls on deck, boat collisions, jet ski accidents, and much more.

If negligence or recklessness was what led to the accident that caused your injuries, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim against the responsible party.

We recommend that you talk to an experienced attorney about your particular case to see what you can do to seek justice and monetary damages. Reach out to our law office today to schedule a consultation and get started on your personal injury case.

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