Chandler Boating Accident Lawyers | Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

Chandler Boating Accident Lawyers

When it comes to boating, Arizona is probably not at the top of Anyone’s list. But even though Arizona may be land-locked, we still have a good share of rivers and lakes. Therefore, we also have our share of boating accidents in Arizona. Boating accidents can be serious and even fatal in some cases. Operators of boats usually tend to be less aware of their surroundings and may also be impaired by alcohol while operating their boat. Many people are familiar with the term DUI, as Driving Under the Influence. But there is also a term for operating a watercraft in Arizona while under the influence, it’s known as OUI.

There is no doubt that alcohol can be a large factor in boating accidents, but it is not the only factor.

Other factors may include:

  • Operator inexperience.
  • Careless driving.
  • Reckless driving.
  • Distracted driving.
  • Not obeying posted boating signs.

According to Coast Guard data there were 210 boating accidents in Arizona that resulted in 10 fatalities in 2020. Although these figures may not seem that high, boating accidents were up over 100% from the previous year of 96 accidents in Arizona. This is because most people do not recognize the dangers involved while boating. But the same care and attention that is given to operating a motor vehicle on our Arizona highways should be given to operating a water vessel on our waterways as well.

Unfortunately, careless, and irresponsible boaters are just as much of a problem as careless and irresponsible drivers. In addition to a boat striking another boat on the water, there are many other types of water accidents that may occur such as encountering swimmers, water skiers or jet skiers. These accidents could result in serious injuries and even drownings.

The costs associated with boating accidents can be overwhelming and may include:

  • High medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Emotional trauma

Boating accident claims can be a complicated process due to state, federal, and international regulations regarding maritime laws. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence on the water, you should consult with an experienced boat accident attorney to get the compensation you deserve.

To schedule a free Strategy Session to discuss your boating accident claim, contact us or call our office at 480-755-7110 and one of our experienced boating accident lawyers can assist you.
 

Arizona Office Address:
3185 S. Price Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 480-755-7110

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