FAQ About Boaters’ Liability & Lawsuits
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Our great state of Texas is blessed with a wide array of rivers,
FAQ #1: Is there such a thing as “boating under the influence?”
Absolutely. All too often, boating enthusiasts take to the water without giving much thought to the concept of boating while intoxicated. However, Texas takes a stern approach toward minimizing boater
FAQ #2: Does personal injury law cover boating accidents?
Yes. Much like auto accidents, boating injury lawsuits are decided based on the laws of negligence. In other words, at the time of the incident, was the defendant acting as a reasonable, safe boat operator. These inquiries are heavily fact-driven, and the court will consider whether the defendant’s actions immediately leading up to the incident were reasonable in nature. Examples of possible unreasonable conduct could include boating under the influence, failure to navigate safely, speeding, boating in restricted areas, failure to maintain required gear, or operating a watercraft without sufficient knowledge.
FAQ #3: What should I do if I was injured in a boating accident?
If you were recently injured in an accident involving a sailboat, personal
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If you were recently involved in a boating accident in Texas, please contact Chandler Mathis & Zivley today: