St. Louis Boating Accident Attorney
Representing the Victims of St. Louis Boat Accidents
Boating is a healthy, enjoyable form of recreation for family and friends. Unlike operating a car, however, there are no licensing requirements or training classes required before operating a boat. It is the individual's responsibility to ensure he or she is fully informed on correct operation, all safety regulations and required equipment.
The importance of being fully prepared, well-equipped and sober when operating a boat is more important than many boat operators realize. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one because of a negligent or intoxicated boat operator, do not hesitate to get help from an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney who can file a claim for your damages and demand the compensation you deserve.
Boating Accident Lawyer Serving St. Louis
Society expects each person to take reasonable care not to endanger the safety of others. This is reflected throughout the federal laws and the laws of each state. Being responsible involves taking reasonable precautions, such as doing the following before taking a boat out:
- Carry out an inspection to make sure everything is in proper operating condition; and
- Ensure that required safety equipment is on board (ex: life jackets, fire extinguishers and visual distress signals such as flares)
Understanding the rules of the waterways is as important as knowing which side of the road to drive on, and what roadway signs and traffic lights mean. If boat operators do not know the rules, they become a hazard on the water and can cause horrendous accidents. These types of accidents can often result in drowning and can cause serious injuries such as
brain damage if the victim is deprived of oxygen while under water.
A boating accident lawyer at our firm is thoroughly knowledgeable about causes of boating accidents as well as the science of accident investigation - including collection and preservation of evidence. We have the expertise which comes only through dedication and decades of experience. Meet with a personal injury attorney with our firm to discuss the circumstances of your accident and what can be done about it.
Contact a St. Louis boating accident attorney
at our firm who will fight to obtain all possible compensation for you.