Morristown Boating Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a boating accident?
Boating is one of America's greatest recreational pastimes. Whether
by boat, Jet Ski, or one of the many other types of recreational watercraft,
more and more people are taking to the lakes and rivers of Tennessee to
enjoy our beautiful state's waterways. The increased frequency of
inexperienced boaters on the water translates to more accidents, however,
and cases of disastrous
If you have been involved in a boating accident and have suffered an injury
as a result of another boater's negligent act, it is important that
you get professional legal assistance from our Morristown injury attorney
with The Bowlin Law Firm.
There is a wide range of serious or fatal injuries that take place in an
accident on the water. Boating accident victims commonly suffer from broken
bones, head injuries, brain damage, severe lacerations and
drowning accidents. The process of recovery varies depending on the nature of the injury,
and the costs associated with treatment can range into the hundreds of
thousands of dollars or more. Whether you are facing short-term injuries,
long-term injuries that require rehabilitation, or your loved one has
been permanently disabled or died, the legal system provides a process
to recover compensation for all damages for victims.
Compensation for Your Boating Accident Injuries in Morristown
Given the high cost of medical treatment for injuries, boating accident
victims can soon be facing huge medical bills, and may be completely unable
to work and earn a living. At The Bowlin Law Firm, we believe all of our
clients deserve to be compensated for the injuries they have sustained
at by the actions of negligent boaters and other watercraft operators.
We work closely with the victims to craft a case that establishes negligence,
if in question, and to pursue the maximum possible compensation for all
damages. We represent boating accident victims and their families throughout
the communities in
Grainger County and all areas in between, including
Statistics on Boating Accidents in Tennessee
The number of registered vessels in the state is over a quarter of a million.
The rate of accident per 100,000 registered vessels is 62.79/100,000.
The most common type of watercraft involved in an accident is the open
motorboat, and the most common incident was a collision with another watercraft.
The greatest number of accidents took place while cruising. Alcohol or
drug use was a significant contributing factor, and was determined to
be the primary cause of the accident in 4.9% of the boating accidents.
It has been shown that 20.3% of the accidents involved rented boats, which
are frequently operated by inexperienced people – an ongoing danger
to innocent people sharing the waterways. In that year, there were 24
deaths, and the most common type of accident that led to fatalities was
capsizing. The primary cause in these fatal accidents was alcohol impairment
Obtaining Qualified Legal Assistance
If you or your loved one has been the victim of a negligent boat operator,
whether the responsible person was inexperienced, drunk or on drugs, or
operating their boat in a dangerous manner, you need legal help. It is
necessary to interview witnesses, gather reports from law enforcement
or other agencies that could have been involved, and to take action to
pursue compensation. Having a Morristown injury lawyer by your side throughout
this process can be extremely helpful. We also serve those in Knoxville,
Knox County and Hamblen County.
Contact our boating accident attorney at The Bowlin Law Firm if you or your loved one has been injured, permanently
disabled or died.