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Boating accidents often result in serious injuries. In a split second, someone can sustain an injury to their arm, leg, or another part of their body if a boat capsizes or collides with another boat. Head injuries also often occur because of boating accidents. The most common incidents involving boating accidents are drowning accidents.

You’re not alone. Our Houston boating accident lawyers at Smith & Hassler can help you every step of the way. We know how to handle boating accidents in Texas. That’s because our attorneys have more than 30 years of legal experience. We know the law, we know how the legal system works, and we understand the sensitive nature of these cases. You can count on us.

What are common causes of boating accidents?

Boating accidents happen for many different reasons. Sometimes, it’s the person operating your boat who’s to blame. Other times, your boating accident may involve another boater who crashed into your boat or struck you or a loved one in the water.

The reasons why boating accidents happen can cover a wide range. The primary cause of many boating accidents is human error. Many of the cases we handle at our law firm involve negligent or reckless behavior by someone operating a boat. This behavior can include:

  • Intoxicated boat operator
  • Speeding
  • Distracted boat operator
  • Inexperienced boat operator

Whatever type of boating accident your family is dealing with in Texas, our legal team can investigate your accident and search for the facts you need to build the strongest possible legal case.

What makes boating accidents so complicated?

You might think you don’t need a lawyer if someone clearly caused your boating accident. The reality is many boating accidents turn out to be far more complicated than many people expect. Reasons why include:

  • The boat operator who caused your crash denies doing anything wrong.
  • The boat operator claims you caused the accident.
  • The boat operator’s insurance company denies your claim.

Recovering from serious personal injuries sustained in a boating accident can be challenging enough. So can dealing with the loss of a loved one in a drowning accident. We can take care of the legal aspects of your case. We can negotiate with insurance companies, and we can take legal action, if necessary, on your behalf. You can count on us when it matters most.

What do I do after a boating accident death?

If you lost a loved one in a boating accident, you may be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death claim. This would pay for:

  • Medical bills accrued by the deceased person
  • Loss of the deceased’s future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Emotional distress suffered by survivors
  • Loss of guidance and companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of inheritance

To file a wrongful death claim after a boating accident, you’ll need to be the deceased person’s spouse, child, or parent. While losing a loved one can be a tragic and devastating experience, our attorneys can help you through the process.

Put your trust in a boating accident attorney who puts your needs first

Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You or a loved one got hurt in a boating accident due to mistakes made by someone else. It is our job to hold them responsible for their actions, which includes demanding the compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses.

Make the right call. Contact Smith & Hassler, Attorneys at Law. We can explain your legal options and help you decide which strategy makes the most sense for you. Schedule your free case evaluation right now with an experienced Houston boating accident lawyer at our firm. We’re prepared to go above and beyond for you.

Smith & Hassler

1225 N Loop W #525
Houston, TX 77008
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