Being out on the water can be a relaxing and pleasurable experience. Often, people use this time to get away from the worries of life. They get out on a boat to fish, jet ski, relax, and so much more. This time is supposed to be enjoyable without any real reason to stress or worry. However, for one reason or another, boating accidents can and do occur.
In 2022, 4,040 boating accidents occurred leaving 2,222 injuries and 636 people lost their lives due to these accidents. As you can see, these accidents are often devastating, leading to serious injuries or even death. When you go boating, you expect to enjoy your time out on the water, but someone else’s negligence or recklessness can lead to disaster.
Whether they suffered long-lasting injuries or lost a loved one, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. has helped countless people that have suffered injuries in boating accidents in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Our team of attorneys possess the skills and confidence to take your case to court. We not only have the track record and experience assisting numerous clients in boating accident cases, but we also understand the ins and outs of the maritime legal process and the federal and state courts, which gives us an advantage over competitors. Whether in the Louisiana or Mississippi Gulf Coast or on a lake, we understand these cases thoroughly, which gives us the insight we need to ensure you successfully receive the justice you deserve.
Common Boating Accident Injuries and Causes
Boating accidents can lead to a host of outcomes, many of which are serious. Some of the most common injuries sustained in boating collisions include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts, bruises, abrasions
Boating accidents can occur for various reasons. Some of the most common are:
- Inclement weather
- Driving a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor watercraft maintenance
- Operator inexperience
- Distracted operation
- Reckless operation
- Equipment failure
- Manufacturing defects
- Inadequate warnings
- Violation of maritime law
- Unlicensed driver
Regardless of the cause, the injuries sustained in boating accidents can be severe. In many cases, individuals are left unconscious, which increases their risk of accidental drowning.
These cases are incredibly complicated, differing widely from motor vehicle accidents on dry land. That is why it is crucial for you to secure the aid of a trusted and experienced New Orleans boating accident attorney or Mississippi maritime lawyer.
At Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., we understand how difficult these cases can be. However, our team of attorneys has years of experience handling boating accident cases in Louisiana and Mississippi. Not only do we have a deep understanding of maritime law, but we also have the skills and tools to take your case to court successfully. If someone else’s negligence caused a boating accident in which you or a loved one was injured, contact our personal injury law firm today. Let us fight for you while you focus on recovery.