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Boating And Watercraft Accidents

According to the United States Coast Guard, there are over 500,000 registered water craft in Texas.

Every year as that number continues to grow, so do boating accidents and watercraft injuries. That’s why a lot of individuals in the Dallas Metroplex who are suffering from the effects of a boating accident injury turn to the attorneys at Jinks Law!

The most common types of incidents involving boats include the following:

  • Collisions With Other Vessels
  • Capsizing
  • Collisions With Fixed Objects in the Water
  • Falling Overboard and Drowning
  • Swamping
  • Grounding
  • Water Sports Accidents (such as wake boarding and water skiing)
  • Boat Malfunctions
  • Shore to Water Hazards

Boating Accidents in Texas

Sometimes boating incidents and accidents occur due to inexperienced boaters, reckless boat operators, and alcohol consumption. No matter how careful you may be on the water, sometimes you cannot avoid an incident or boating injury if another person on the water acts reckless or negligently. The operator of a water craft has the duty to operate their water craft safely. If they are not living up to this responsibility and you’re hurt as a result then you need the boating accident injury lawyers right here in Dallas.

First, they must follow the rules of the Texas Water Safety Act, which apply to all public waterways in Texas. Additionally, many localities, like Dallas and all of DFW, have their own set of rules and regulations. Boat and watercraft operators owe duties to safely operate their watercraft to their guests, to other watercraft in the vicinity, and to swimmers and water skiers in order to avoid the need for a boat injury claim in Dallas. Additionally, as with motor vehicles, operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and a serious criminal offense. If you are arrested for operating a watercraft while intoxicated, your license can be suspended just as if you were arrested for driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Let Jinks Law Help You

Give us a call today to discuss any damages or boat injury claims that you may have sustained on or by a watercraft in the Dallas area. There are many factors involved in determining the value of your damages or loss, and also in determining the likely outcome of your case. While Jinks Law Firm cannot guarantee the results of your case, our boating and watercraft accident-injury lawyers will be able to assess your case and help you determine what your legal options are to pursue recovery of damages and monetary compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured or harmed due to the carelessness, recklessness or negligence of the operator of any type of watercraft, contact Jinks Law Firm at 972-445-4657 for a free initial consultation.

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