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Phoenix Boat Accident Lawyer

Boating accidents in Arizona can range in severity. It is important that you contact a boat injury attorney after a boating accident to make sure you have someone experienced looking out for your best interests. Although we are in a desert, many residents in Maricopa County own boats and spend their free time on lakes like Saguaro Lake, Bartlett Lake, Roosevelt Lake and Lake Mead. Because of this, the probability increases of suffering a boat accident injury that can lead to drowning or other wrongful death situations. Below is everything you need to know if you get into a boating accident. 


What To Do After A Boating Or Maritime Accident In Arizona

When in a boating accident, you will need to follow similar steps to as if you were in a car accident. Waterway rules can differ slightly, but you still need to file an accident report if the crash resulted in personal injury or property damage. Don’t hesitate to call authorities if you are overwhelmed with everything that happened. They can help with the steps you need to take right after a boating accident. You will then need to deal with boat insurance companies for a settlement. At this point, you should contact an experienced boat accident attorney, so that they can help you with the insurance companies and help you if the at fault party does not carry boat insurance. 


Who Is Liable in an Arizona Boating Accident?

Determining who is liable for a boat accident injury will depend completely on the circumstances of the crash. There could potentially be multiple parties that will be held responsible for your injuries. These are the parties that could be responsible for an injury after a boat accident:


  • Any party that negligently contributed to your injuries.
  • The owner of the dock.
  • The manufacturer of the boat. (machinery failure)
  • The manufacturer of defective floating devices.
  • The operator or owner of the boat that hit your boat.
  • The operator or owner of the boat you were a passenger in. 


Causes of Boating and Watersport Accidents

There are many reasons why a boating accident can occur. Most reasons fall under two categories of equipment failure or operator error. Below are some of the most common reasons boating accidents occur:


  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Machinery Failure
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Improper Lookouts
  • Operator Not Paying Attention


No matter the reason for the boating accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to get advice and help with the steps you need to take to make sure you recover any damages that may incur and your medical expenses get covered. 


Contact Our Firm After A Boat Accident For Free

If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident, you need to contact our experienced attorneys to help you recover your financial losses. We focus on recovering the maximum possible compensation for our clients. We offer a free consultation and no cost unless you get paid. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation



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