Boating is a lot of fun, but when another boater is negligent or intoxicated while operating a watercraft, serious injury to you and others, and property damage, can result. When the negligence or intoxication of another person is the cause of your injuries, you have the right to be made whole with financial compensation for those injuries. A personal injury lawsuit directed by an experienced attorney can help get your life back on track and make sure you are not the one paying out of pocket when another person was negligent.
If you or someone you care about was injured in a boating accident in DeKalb County, Georgia, experienced personal injury attorney John D. Hadden is here to help. You have the right to be made whole after your injuries.
DeKalb County, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer
John D. Hadden focuses his practice on representing accident victims to ensure they get the best representation possible. He handles personal injury cases all around the state of Georgia, protecting the rights of plaintiffs. He has many years of experience handling catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims. This extensive trial experience is put to use for every client in order to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
A boating accident can lead to very serious injuries and expensive property damage. It can be caused by any number of factors, but when the cause of the boating accidents is as a result of another person's negligent or intentional actions, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover for your damages.
Common causes of boating accidents include, but are not limited to the following:
- distracted boating (texting, watching videos, dealing with kids on boat)
- improper training to operate a boat
- intoxicated boating (alcohol or drugs)
- excessive speed
- failure to maintain boat equipment
- failure to safely handle rough waters
- navigational rules violations
Any number of factors can be the cause for a boating accident but ultimately, any time another driver breaches a duty of care and the breach causes you an injury, you likely have a case for damages against that other boater. An experienced DeKalb County personal injury attorney can evaluate your case as well as take it all the way to when you get the money you deserve.
When operators of a boat are intoxicated, they are significantly more dangerous to others around them. For some reason, people do not think of drinking and boating the way they do drinking and driving, but both are illegal and both are very dangerous. When another person operates a boat while intoxicated, they are less able to make appropriate decisions and are much more likely to cause you, your passengers, and your property harm.
With the help of an experienced attorney, you can prove to the court and jury that the other boater was intoxicated at the time of the accident and that the intoxication was a cause of the accident.
Injuries Suffered During Georgia Boating Accidents
In a boating accident, many different types of injuries can occur. These can range from relatively minor to severe and life-changing injuries. In either case, you deserve compensation for those injuries. These injuries may include:
- property damage (boat damage, motor damage, personal property located on boat)
- broken bones
- traumatic brain injury
- damage to eyes
- loss of limbs
Whether your injuries were relatively minor or severe, you are entitled to be compensated for those injuries by the party responsible. The cost of getting your life back together should not be borne by you, but rather by the responsible party. You do not have to face this difficult time alone; an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney is here to help.
Financial Compensation for Your Injuries
In a successful personal injury case, you can win compensation including:
- past and future medical bills
- rehabilitation costs
- lost wages
- lost earning capacity
- loss of consortium
- pain and suffering
- property damage
You are entitled to financial compensation for injuries caused by negligent boaters.
Consult an Experienced DeKalb Accident Attorney
Boating accidents can lead to very serious injuries that can permanently change your life. When you are injured, there is hope, and there is something you can do. With the help of an experienced accident attorney, you can get your life back on track.
Contact experienced DeKalb County, Georgia boating accident attorney John D. Hadden at the Hadden Law Firm today for a consultation.