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

Virginia Boat Accident Attorney

Getting out on a boat often equates to freedom for many people. Boating can be a fun leisurely or commercial activity, but boating accidents can cause catastrophic injuries. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., we are ready to help when you need a Virginia personal injury attorney. Let our team investigate your claim so we can secure full compensation for your losses. We handle boat accident injury cases throughout Southampton and Greensville Counties.

How often do boating accidents occur?

Most people only think about boating accidents when they hear about catastrophic incidents that take place around the country (duck boats sinking, major boat fires, etc.). However, the reality is that boating accidents occur regularly in all waterways. This includes the rivers and lakes around Courtland and Emporia and the rest of Virginia as well as incidents that occur in the Atlantic Ocean.

According to the Coast Guard, there were 4,291 total boating crashes that occurred across the US during the latest year of data we have available. Out of these incidents, there were more than 2,600 total injuries and 658 fatalities. Accidents that occur on a boat can lead to a wide range of injuries, including the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Severe sprains and strains
  • Drowning or near-drowning incidents

How do boating accidents occur?

Citizens of the Commonwealth, especially in Greensville and Southampton Counties, regularly enjoy boating activities on both privately owned boats as well as commercial water vessels. It is important to understand that the owners and operators of boats have a duty to ensure the safety of those on board. When they fail to do so, they could be held liable for any injuries that occur. Some of the most common causes of boat accident injuries that the attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. help clients with include the following:

  • Boats capsizing in inclement weather
  • Boaters improperly fastened
  • Operators failing to provide life jackets for all on board
  • Improper loading and unloading techniques of people or cargo
  • Defective equipment on board the boat
  • Operation of a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to follow state and federal boating regulations
  • Operating a boat too fast for conditions

Commercial water vessel operators must regularly inspect and maintain their vessels. They must ensure that all crew members are trained and properly licensed for their respective positions and that they follow all state and federal laws regarding operations on the waterways in Virginia.

Let our Virginia boat accident lawyers help

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a boating accident caused by the negligence of somebody else, contact an attorney immediately. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., our competent and experienced team will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case. Our goal is to secure full compensation for your claim, which can include:

  • All medical expenses related to the boating accident
  • Any income you lost if you cannot work while recovering
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent boat owner or operator

When you need a boating accident attorney in Virginia, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956. We are ready to help clients throughout Southampton and Greensville Counties with any of their boat accident injury needs.

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