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Boating and watercraft recreation are fun, popular activities in Jackson, Mississippi. However, a brief moment of negligence or recklessness on the water can cause a dangerous situation leading to serious injuries or death.
If you have been injured in a boating accident because of someone else’s negligence, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC. One of our Jackson boating accident attorneys can tell you if you have a case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Insurance companies will try to minimize their liability and offer a lowball settlement. Our experienced boat accident attorneys have in-depth knowledge of boating laws and proper watercraft operation. We have the legal skills and resources to investigate your accident, fully assess your losses, construct a comprehensive case strategy and negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf.
As reported by the U.S. Coast Guard:
Many factors can contribute to boating accidents, including weather and water conditions. As stated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the top 10 contributing factors to boating accidents in 2017 were found to be:
Accidents on the water can occur in any number of ways. The Coast Guard identified the top five primary accident types in recent years as:
The primary causes of death in fatal boating accidents were found to be:
Boating accidents can cause severe or fatal injuries. Many of these serious accidents are caused by operator error, machinery failure, alcohol consumption, excessive speeding and violations of navigation rules.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may have a right to recover compensation for the losses you have suffered. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC today. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers can advise you of your legal options and help you pursue the compensation you and your family deserve.