Kentucky and Ohio Boating Accident Attorney
Boats offer a tremendous amount of fun and recreation, but also carry the same weight of responsibility that driving a car or truck carries. Boat drivers are required to use reasonable caution and concern when operating a boat on waterways, and abide by the laws governing the waterways. Like homeowners, boat owners are also required to keep their property safe and working properly. If a boat owner or boating company acts in a negligent or reckless manner that causes an accident, the victims are eligible for compensation to cover injury related medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, necessary medical equipment, and pain and suffering. Dickman Law will guide you in filing a personal injury claim if you suffer from severe or catastrophic injuries caused by another person’s negligence.
If you or a loved one was the victim of serious personal injury accident, we want to provide you with the legal help you need. Please fill out our contact form or do not hesitate to call us 24/7 at 859-446-1590.
Causes of Boating Accidents
The Ohio River and lakes such as Williamstown Lake make water sports such as boating, jet skiing and water skiing readily available to Kentucky and Ohio residents. All waterborne recreation carries risks with them that most land-based recreation does not. Contributing factors to boating accidents are:
- Distracted operators/drivers
- Failing to designate a person to watch for other dangers such as people in the water
- Inexperienced operators
- Driving too fast
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (BUI)
- Defective or dangerous equipment
Many boaters take a much more relaxed attitude to the safe operation of their boats than they take when driving automobiles or trucks. Drivers will take risks on the water that they would normally not consider taking on the road. Boats are categorized as recreational vehicles and are often operated with a relaxed attitude that on its own is dangerous. Coupled with drinking and driving the boat, relaxed and reckless operation can sometimes become deadly. Colliding into other watercrafts, boats or even individuals in the water can cause catastrophic injuries that could be avoided.
The Ohio River and Admiralty Law
Admiralty law governs the Ohio River; this is law that governs commerce and industry safety, and the compensation of victims if they are injured in a boating accident or water-related accident. Dickman Law is knowledgeable of this complex area of law and can ensure you or your loved one are properly compensated under admiralty law statutes.
Contact the Covington Boating Accident Lawyers at Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C.
Dickman Law in Kentucky and Ohio has been advocating for boating accident victims since 1993. We are committed to helping you recover just compensation to care for your injuries. Our Boating Accident team will conduct a thorough investigation and build an effective case for you. Do not settle with an insurance company without first consulting our specialist. The sooner you contact Dickman Law, the sooner we can help you recuperate from your injuries.
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