What started as a fun afternoon at the Lake of the Ozarks can quickly go haywire when someone is killed or seriously injured in a boating accident.
At Fernandez Law, we are experienced boating accident attorneys and strong advocates for victims of watercraft accidents in the St. Louis area and across Missouri and Illinois. We have handled high-speed boat accidents on lakes and rivers, jet ski accidents, paddle boat drownings and have even investigated high profile professional race boat accidents at the Lake of the Ozarks that tragically resulted in nationally known competitors being killed. We work with determination to obtain full and complete compensation for our clients’ losses from injury, lost wages, and medical bills.
A funny thing happens when you get out on the water. Many people forget that they are subject to safety rules just like when they drive their car. If you have been the victim of a reckless, negligent or drunk watercraft operator we can help you get compensation for your injuries, including your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
For more information on boating accidents, visit the National Safe Boating Council for education, training, and outreach.
Contact us or call 314-433-9131 to speak with a lawyer.
What causes boat accidents?
There are multiple ways that a fun day on the water can go wrong, and only worsen when alcohol is involved. People get on Jet Skis or Wave Runners and forget they’re operating a high-speed piece of machinery. They forget that there are lots of other watercrafts sharing the water as well as docks, concrete piers, and submerged natural obstacles.
Boating accidents can be caused by the following factors:
- Drinking and boating
- Bad weather conditions
- Reckless steering
- Failure to properly stop
- Inexperienced boat operator
- Failure to adhere to State or Federal water safety laws
What injuries can be caused by boating accidents?
Our boating accident lawyer can help those suffering the following injuries (including, but not limited to):
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injuries
- Internal bleeding
How can a boating accident attorney assist me?
For more than 30 years, our team has represented accident victims and the families of wrongful death victims.
When you hire our firm, we will act immediately to begin the legal effort. Our lawyer will investigate the cause of the accident and document the negligence of the responsible party. We will work with your doctor or other medical specialists to understand your current and future medical needs.
Our St. Louis boating accident attorney will also calculate your lost wages and place a value on your pain and suffering for inclusion in your claim. Fernandez Law will seek maximum compensation for you.
If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, it’s important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible so they can begin working on your behalf.