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 the future.
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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 25 years of experience in Bossier City, Shreveport, Minden, and the surrounding communities. 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!
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