Injured in a Boating Accident Near Bossier City?
We Can Help You Recover Punitive & Restorative Damages
Boat drivers are no less obligated to follow vehicle safety laws than their
counterparts on the road. Despite the absence of lanes and traffic signals
on bodies of water, the State of Louisiana maintains clearly defined statutes
regarding the safe and lawful operation of a watercraft. When these laws
are violated and an accident ensues, the guilty party is just as culpable
for the resulting damages as if they'd been driving a car or truck.
Major causes of boating accidents include:
- Operator inattention
- Careless or reckless operation
- Operator inexperience
- Operating at an unsafe speed
- Failure to maintain a proper lookout
The negligent operation of a watercraft is subject to criminal penalties
whether an accident takes place or not-particularly if drugs or alcohol
are involved. If negligent operation
does lead to personal injury or property damage, the driver can be sued for
compensation. The final amount owed to you as the victim will depend on
your medical bills, lost income, and long-term disability. It may also
include punitive damages which serve to further deter such behavior in
Shreveport & Bossier City - Call (318) 719-7515 for a FREE Consultation
Laws governing the water are different from laws governing the road, which
is why it is important to find a personal injury attorney who is qualified
to handle boating accident injuries. This is exactly what you will find
at Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm. We have more than 20 years
of experience in Bossier City, Shreveport, Minden, and the surrounding
Don't call your insurance company until you have spoken with an attorney
at our office. Your initial consultation is free, and you won't have
to pay anything out of pocket. Compensation for our legal fees will be
paid from your settlement. If we don't collect, you don't pay!
Call us today to schedule a visit.