Were You Injured In A Boat Accident?

Boating accident personal injury claims can be complex legal matters that only the most experienced attorney can execute with success. Boat accident injury victims need thorough investigation of what happened, skillful negotiation with the negligent boater's insurance company and litigation skills that get results.

Not surprisingly, just as with motorcycles and bicycles, boating accidents become more prevalent in the summer. More people turn to lakes and rivers for recreational fun. When such accidents are the result of alcohol abuse, drug use, excessive speed or driver inattentiveness there may be a role for a boating accident injury attorney.

There are other basic rules of safety that boat operators or rafters should file. At dusk or in nighttime conditions, boats need visible running light to signal the boat's presence to others. And, there are often people operating boats, jets skis or water bikes without any experience or training. People sometimes feel safe on the water and do stupid things. With some basic training and guidance many water sport related injuries and accidents could be reduced or even eliminated. Recreational boaters who are not experienced with speed boats, jet skis, and other water craft often cause accidents resulting in significant injuries to themselves and others.

Unlike the road traffic rules, rules of safe boat operation are a bit less clear although there are Idaho laws on safe boat operation. A boat operator must always abide by the basic rule that everything he does must be reasonable under the circumstances. Idaho law provides it is illegal to operate a boat in a: "careless or heedless manner so as to be indifferent to any person or property of other persons, or at a rate of speed greater than will permit him in the exercise of reasonable care to bring the vessel to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead"

At Holzer Edwards, Chartered, in Boise — Idaho's injury lawyers — we have access to boating accident reconstruction experts, engineers and other highly qualified professionals whose specialties are researching these unique kinds of claims and assisting us with identifying the negligent conduct that caused you serious injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.

Kurt Holzer and John Edwards possess more than 50 years of combined experience with a broad range of accident injury claim cases. During that time, they have handled more than 3,000 cases and won millions of dollars in trial victories and settlements for our clients.

Holzer Edwards can help you too. If you or a family member sustained serious or catastrophic injury on an Idaho waterway due to the negligence of another, contact us immediately, toll free, to arrange a free initial consultation. 888-490-0992.

Handling All Types Of Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can come in many forms, including:

  • Collisions involving two or more boats
  • Collision between a boat and personal watercraft
  • Being thrown from a personal watercraft
  • Collisions with fixed objects such as piers or docks
  • Swimmers struck by a personal watercraft or boat
  • Drunk or distracted boating
  • Boating at night in poor visibility
  • Entrustment of personal watercraft or boat to an underage person

Holzer Edwards, Chartered, can aggressively represent the rights of injured boat operators, passengers and bystanders. We work hard to obtain maximum compensation for your catastrophic injury — head trauma, neck injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation or spinal cord injury.

Our skilled lawyers can also work to determine whether insurance coverage exists from various sources: boat or auto liability insurance, homeowners insurance and uninsured or underinsured motorist provisions, in the event of a major loss that exceeds policy limits or for an accident in which a family member was negligent.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation Today

If you or your loved one has been involved in a boating accident, contact our experienced Boise boating accident attorneys as soon as possible to arrange your free consultation at our law offices, or at your home or hospital room. The contingency fee basis for our work means there are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation for you. Se habla español.