Boat accidents in the area of our law offices in Mesquite typically occur on manmade lakes such as Lake Ray Hubbard. Other Dallas-Fort Worth area lakes such as Lake Lewisville, White Rock Lake and Joe Pool Lake also see a fair amount of boating activity. Many of the lakes in our area of Texas serve as reservoirs as well as recreational areas. Along with the fun comes the risk of loss in the event of boating accidents such as:
- Solo boating accidents
- Boating accidents involving two or more watercraft
- Boating accidents involving water skiers, swimmers or Jet Ski operators
As a boat accident victim, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with a lawyer, call The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates at 866-576-3748.
Your Rights as the Victim of a Boat Accident
Motor boats, pontoon boats, cigarette boats and even sailboats on Lake Lavon, Lake Granbury or Lake Texoma can cause serious harm to people in their way. Injuries can be severe when a boat overpowers a human being. Naturally, the greatest concern immediately after a boat accident is how to protect the life and well-being of an injured boater, swimmer or skier. It is best to enlist a personal injury lawyer right away to free up the injured person and family to focus on the person's physical recovery.
Meanwhile, a skilled attorney can protect your right to collect any compensation you are eligible for. A negligent party such as a boater, marina or boat manufacturer can be held responsible. Was the boater drinking alcohol shortly before the crash? Was speeding a factor? Answers to questions such as these can help your lawyer prepare compelling arguments in your favor.
What if your boating accident on Ray Roberts Lake, Lake Whitney or Grapevine Lake will result in a claim against your own insurance company? Do you still need a lawyer? Based on our years of experience, our answer is naturally yes. We have helped many accident victims recover compensation from their own insurers, and we know how challenging that can be.
Remember that any insurance company — your own or another boater's insurer, for example — has a strong interest in limiting the amount of compensation paid out. Our attorneys have overcome such obstacles for clients who had suffered serious injuries such as the following on area lakes such as Lake Richard Chambers, Cedar Creek Lake and Lake Tawakoni:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Amputation or disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
Contact Our Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Boating Accident Lawyers
If you were injured in a boating accident anywhere in the area of Dallas, Fort Worth, Fort Stockton or Mesquite, boat accidents lawyers at our firm offer you a free initial consultation. Call 866-576-3748 or contact us by email to learn how we can represent you on a contingency basis.