It is the boat operator’s responsibility to watch for objects or conditions that could be a potential risk to the boat and its passengers. This includes watching for wakes or waves.
The difference between a wake and a wave is that a wake is created as a boat travels through the water, and a wave is naturally occurring. The difference is important to determine who is liable for your injuries and who is responsible for the compensation you deserve.
Boating accident attorney Marc Albert handles all of his cases from the initial consultation through any potential settlement or jury verdict. There is no risk as personal injury cases are taken on contingency which means you do not have to pay unless you receive compensation.
As an experienced personal injury attorney with several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts, Marc Albert is skilled at getting to the heart of the matter and bringing those liable for your accident to justice. When a boating accident leads to serious injuries, you are entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Even in the best of conditions, there is a risk of hitting a submerged object. When traveling in poor conditions with low visibility, there are things an operator can do to mitigate the risk:
- travel at slower speeds
- use nautical charts
- use GPS
If an operator is doing his or her due diligence to remain safe and still hits a submerged object or runs aground, it may not be negligence. Sometimes, a boating accident is just an accident. Having an experienced personal injury attorney who understands boating accident laws will help determine if you have a case.
It can be challenging to determine and prove negligence in a boat accident. Boating accident victims need proper representation to get the compensation they deserve.