Boating Accidents

Boating Accident

Are you in need of a Dallas boating accident lawyer? If you live in the Dallas area, you know that we enjoy our boats, jet skis, and personal watercraft. But we also know that boating accidents are far too common. Losses resulting from a boating accident can range from wrongful death to serious personal injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, as well as physical pain and mental anguish. The only way you can be sure that your boating accident case will be properly handled is to hire an experienced Dallas boating accident attorney to represent you. Not only will Robert C. Slim, Attorney at Law, know how to prepare your boating accident case for maximum value, he also knows how to properly negotiate your claim to get the highest possible settlement.

Texas ranks sixth in the nation for the number of registered boats in the United States. Texas also has more square miles of inland waters than any other state. Therefore, it is no mystery that boating is a very common recreational activity in Texas. But with the popularity of boating comes the frequency of boat related accidents, injuries and fatalities.  The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department reports more than 150 boating accidents annually (including personal watercraft). Additionally, alcohol also plays a major role in approximately 50 percent of these accidents, while 85 percent of boating fatalities also involved victims who were not wear life jackets.

The operator of a boat or personal watercraft must exercise reasonable care. Failure to do so will subject the driver to liability should their negligence result in injury or death to another person. Just like cars, boat owners carry liability insurance in order to compensate those who are victims of an accident. Because of the inherent dangers of boating, the risks of serious injury or death are apparent. Additionally, the fact that alcohol consumption is so common in recreational boating only increases the likelihood of accidents on our Texas waterways.

Services we provide

A personal injury lawyer performs many important duties. These common functions include:

If you’ve been involved in a boating accident in Texas, you need the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. Our firm specializes in providing essential services for boating accident victims, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Explaining Your Rights

We understand that dealing with the aftermath of a boating accident can be overwhelming, and you may not be aware of your legal rights. That’s why we’ll explain how the law applies to your situation, including the time limits for filing a lawsuit and any comparative negligence rules that could affect your case. We’ll make sure you understand your rights and can make informed decisions about your next steps.

Providing Advice

Navigating the legal system can be challenging, especially when you’re dealing with the stress of a personal injury case resulting from a boating accident. That’s why we’ll walk you through the process and provide the expertise of a professional guide. We’ll help you understand complicated legal procedures, interpret marine insurance jargon, and complete all the necessary paperwork. We’ll also provide valuable advice, such as not providing a statement to the other party’s insurance company, to protect your interests.

Representing You in Court

If your case goes to trial, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side. Our team has the expertise to represent you in court and ensure that proper procedures and rules of evidence are followed. We know that litigation can be complex and stressful, but we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

At our firm, we’re committed to providing compassionate and effective representation for those involved in boating accidents. We understand the emotions you’re going through and will provide objective opinions so that you can make the best possible decisions for your case. Choose us for comprehensive and personalized legal services that will help you get the compensation you deserve.

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