Boating Accident Attorney Serving North Georgia
Boating continues to be one of the most popular leisure activities for people throughout Georgia. However, what may start out as an enjoyable day on the lake, river, or ocean can quickly turn sour when boating safety laws are ignored. When the operator or driver of a boat fails to follow boating safety laws and regulations, the consequences can be dire.
At Leibel Law, we have been representing victims of boating accidents for many years, and have experience handling boating accident cases involving all types of watercraft, including:
- Speed boats
- Tug boats
- Sail boat
- Pontoon boats
- Ski boats
- Jet Skis
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
Victims of boating accidents can suffer from a number of crippling conditions and painful injuries, such as broken bones, brain injuries, concussion, amputations, permanent disability, and even death. If you are suffering from any type of injury as the result of a boating accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a boating accident, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the driver of the boat for damages.
As long as you can prove the driver of the boat engaged in negligent or reckless behavior, you will be awarded damages for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, psychological distress, and overall decreased quality of life. Acts of negligence that could lead to a boating accident include:
- Driving the boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Excessive speeding
- Driver inattention
- Failure to follow boating safety laws
- Boating in waters closed off to the public
- Operating a boat without proper qualifications
- Failure to follow water sport recreation laws
- Overloading the boat
Sometimes a mechanical or design defect can cause the boat to malfunction. In these cases, the victim can file a lawsuit against the boat’s designer or manufacturer.
Contact a North Georgia Boating Accident Attorney
If you are searching for a skilled and experienced North Georgia personal injury lawyer, we can help. At Leibel Law, we have handled countless boating accidents cases, and are familiar with the legal issues inherent in any boat accident case. When you come to our office, you can rest assured you will be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.
We promise to work diligently on your behalf, and exhaust all possible resources and efforts to help you recover the largest settlement possible. Contact a North Georgia boating accident attorney at Leibel Law today!