Helping Boating Accident Victims Find Justice

Local Washington waters are a source of recreational fishing and fun. Families and friends enjoy boating throughout the area, but this joy can easily turn dangerous. Individuals operating boats should be attentive and take precautions when out on the water. Just like when driving on the road, boaters should watch out for other watercraft and refrain from distractions or using drugs or alcohol that can impair judgment and abilities.

At Fong Law, I work with victims injured in a variety of motor vehicle accidents, including boats. If you are injured on the water, call me today at 360-329-4869 or 866-504-2203 to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Investigating Causes And Understanding Negligence

Much like car crashes, several factors can cause boating accidents. Some causes are beyond operator control such as poor weather, hazardous water or debris. But many accidents are caused by preventable operator errors and negligence.

Common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Driver inexperience
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper lookout
  • Mechanical failure
  • Speeding
  • Violating navigation rules
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Wake and wave force
  • Hazardous waters

Many of these circumstances are avoidable. When you're injured while boating with family and friends, it can be a difficult decision to approach a personal injury claim. I believe that your health should take priority, and in my experience, family and friends want to make things right. Injuries caused by recreational boating accidents can be catastrophic and even result in drowning. In those cases, a wrongful death suit can be pursued.

Get The Help You Need With An Attorney You Trust

As your attorney, I value open communication and easy access. I want to help you get the money you need to pay your hospital bills and move forward. If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident, contact my office today. I'd like to hear about your case through a free initial consultation. I serve clients throughout Seattle.