Boating is a great avenue of entertainment, a way to enjoy time with family and friends, until it comes to an end in tragedy due to carelessness. Boating accidents not only can cause property damage, but also can result in severe injuries or even drownings. Boating is a wonderful way to enjoy water fun, but far too often, due to recklessness, tragedy occurs.
Boat drivers have the same legal obligation as truck and automobile drivers to operate their boat in a safe way. Boating accidents are often caused by reckless driving, operator distraction, operator inexperience, or going too fast. If you or a loved one is a victim of a boating accident you will need an accident attorney. Our parnter Alabama Boating Accident Lawyers have the knowledge necessary to obtain the needed evidence to determine the best legal action to be taken to protect you and your future interests.
Boating accidents can mean criminal penalties to the responsible party. The injured person can sue for negligence if they were hurt due to the boat operator’s carelessness. If a boat operator causes harm while driving a boat under the influence of alcohol, criminal and civil liability also may result.
Some boating accidents are a result of a defective boat. There may be a defect in either the hull, which is the vessel body, or the boat’s machinery. If the accident happens and someone is injured because of a boat’s defect, there may be a product liability case against the boat’s manufacturer.
The attorneys at Attorney Group for Alabama have the knowledge and skills necessary to protect those who have suffered injury or the death of a loved one due to a boating accident and will fight to win compensation for their clients’ expenses and loss. Alabama Boating Accident Lawyers will guide you or your family through the process in recovering actual damages, which are meant to restore the injured party’s situation financially to a place as close as possible to where it was prior to the accident.
Attorney Group for Alabama will make every effort to prove that the driver of the boat was negligent or that the boat itself was defective so that you can be awarded damages to include pain and suffering, lost income, medical bills, funeral expenses, mental stress, among other hardships.
There are other recoverable damages called punitive damages. These are damages that occur beyond the actual physical injury. The intent of punitive damages is to punish the responsible party for reckless behavior and also serve as a deterrent for others. Attorney Group for Alabama will seek payment for economic loss and will ensure justice by seeking punitive damages.