When the weather starts to warm up, we know that there are plenty of people in and around Toledo who take advantage of it and get out on a boat. Whether you are on someone’s personal boat or take a commercial boat out, we hope that you never need a Toledo boat accident lawyer. Unfortunately, we know that there are times when the negligence of another person can cause you harm.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we understand these cases and will work to secure the compensation you deserve. Your focus needs to be on recovery, so let us handle the rest.
You probably only hear about boat crashes when something major happens and people are killed. Thankfully, major boating crashes that cause fatalities are rare, but that does not mean people are not often hurt in boating incidents.
In and around Toledo, there are plenty of opportunities for people to get out on the water. Whether they want to go fishing or enjoy some watersports, there are plenty of waterways around. There are also many companies that offer boat rentals as well as charters that will take you on a day trip.
Boat owners and crews have major responsibilities that begin before a boat trip even occurs. They should always ensure that their boats are regularly inspected and maintained. Before a trip, crews need to be aware of current and future weather conditions. All too often, boat injuries happen due to inclement weather.
All boats should have enough life jackets for each person on board and the crews should instruct all guests on how to properly use them. Maritime laws and regulations need to be followed at all times.
Boat crashes are different from vehicle crashes and the injuries are often much more severe. Passengers are rarely restrained and it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a crash:
Boat crash victims should not be saddled with the costs associated with the incident if the boat crew or company were negligent in their duties.
*If you work on the water and are injured, then you are covered by federal regulations regarding compensation. Please seek an attorney for help in these cases.
Boating incidents can be incredibly scary. If you have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person or boat company, please seek legal assistance. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we understand the dynamics of these cases and will work to uncover the truth of what happened. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses. This can include: