Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Courtland, Virginia Boat Accident Attorney

Boating is a leisure activity that often does not end in catastrophe while other times, it can change a person’s life forever. Getting on a boat is often a fun way to let off some steam. There are many things that can go wrong while on a boat. Some accidents can be attributed to alcohol consumption while others are completely due to negligence. In either case, the Courtland, VA boat accident attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. can help to appropriately handle the claim to obtain compensation for your losses and damages.

How do Boating Accidents Happen?

Virginia sees both commercial water vessels and privately owned boats. This can cause confusion about liability and negligence for some. The attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. have the experience to determine the liable party and pursue legal action against any and all parties that may have contributed to a boating accident that caused the personal injury. It is important to remember that whether the boat is commercial or privately owned, the operator of the vessel owes all passengers a duty of care. If they fail to ensure the safety of passengers they can be held liable for injuries. Some of the most common causes of boating accidents are:

  • Operator inattention
  • Improper lookout
  • Excessive speed
  • Operator inexperienced
  • Machinery failure
  • Boats capsizing in inclement weather
  • Improper loading and unloading techniques
  • Boaters improperly fastened
  • Operating a boat while under the influence
  • Failure to provide life jackets for all passengers
  • Failure to follow regulations

This is not an exhaustive list and is only meant to give examples of ways a boating accident can occur. If you are injured during a boating accident it is important to seek medical attention immediately and contact a boat accident attorney.

Injuries From Boating Accidents

Boating accident injuries can be catastrophic and change your life forever. The most common kinds of injuries caused by a boating accident are:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe lacerations
  • Drowning
  • Near drowning incidents
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • paralysis

The worst outcome of a boating accident is death. According to the United States Coast Guard, in 2020 the fatality rate was 6.5 deaths per 100,000 registered vessels. In 2019 the fatality rate was 5.2 deaths per 100, 000 registered vessels. This means that the likelihood of dying from boating accidents has increased.

Let Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. Help

When you are involved in a boating accident it is important to have legal counsel on your side. Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. will work to secure compensation for your medical expenses, loss of personal enjoyment, and pain and suffering. We will also seek compensation for lost income and punitive damages depending on the circumstances of the incident.

Injuries associated with a boat accident can be catastrophic and in some cases end in the death of a loved one. When you or your loved one were involved in a boating accident you will need to contact a Courtland, VA boat accident attorney. Call Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. at 757-517-8956 or fill out our online contact form.

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