North Georgia Boating Accidents Lawyers
Boating is one of Georgia’s most popular leisure activities. Unfortunately, some enjoyable lake days can turn sour, when boating safety laws are ignored.
Think you have a case?
Our experienced attorneys have represented victims of cases involving all types of watercraft, including speed boats, tugboats, sailboats, catamarans, pontoon boats, ski boats, cruisers, yachts, and jet skis. Most boating accident claims are filed against a negligent driver. Acts of boating negligence 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 and more. Sometimes a mechanical or design defect can cause the boat to malfunction. When this happens, the victim can sue the boat’s designer or manufacturer.
What do I need to know?
1 - Your medical condition: Seek appropriate medical attention immediately. Many injuries and their symptoms do not show up right away, so you must be thoroughly examined.
2 - Your evidence: Always call the police and gather information, as there could be important evidence at the scene that needs preserved. Examples include photos of damage and debris, videos of witnesses providing statements and photos of the positioning of the boat. It’s also important to note any useful information including how fast you were going, where the accident took place, who you were with, what the weather was like, descriptions of the water traffic conditions, the full names, addresses, and phone numbers of passengers, witnesses, and drivers, insurance information from other drivers involved, and any other details you can remember. Do not give recorded statements to the other party’s insurance company or investigator without having your law firm involved.
3 - Your position: Answer all appropriate questions pertaining to your loss. Did you have to take off work a few weeks to recover? Are you now permanently disabled? Did you have to change jobs? Have you endured prolonged physical pain? Did you lose a loved one? The answers to these questions will help in building your case. Even if you are unsure if the accident was your fault, it is important not to admit guilt until an attorney investigates your case.
How can you help me?
Our North Georgia personal injury lawyers have handled countless boating accident cases and are familiar with the legal issues that arise from them. We will work diligently on your behalf, exhausting all efforts and resources to help you recover the largest settlement possible. We have helped people get compensated for several crippling conditions and painful injuries such as broken bones, brain injuries, concussions, amputations, permanent disabilities, and even death.
What should I do now?
Call our team today for a free consultation. Let Leibel Law help you win!