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Boat, Jet Ski, And Recreational
Water Craft Injuries

Louisiana's weather is often warm and humid year-round. Because cold fronts are few and far between, our boating and recreational water activities are always in season.

Boating on the lake is a popular pastime. There's sun, water, fishing, and friendships. What's not to love? But, like operating a vehicle, operating a boat gives the driver a certain amount of control. With great power comes great responsibility. Because of user error or equipment malfunctions, hundreds of people are injured or killed every year.

The most unfortunate accidents can happen on the water. Families and friends often enjoy each other's company before disaster strikes. There can be unseen objects in the water that can eject the passengers, boating crashes, drownings, and many other scary things. This is why it is essential to ensure that at least one person on the vessel always keeps an eye out for passengers. 

What is considered a boating injury?​

A boating incident is when someone is injured due to another driver's negligence causing detrimental effects. They happen for several different reasons. Like with car wrecks, the severity of the injuries can range from mild to fatal. When on the water, it is essential to be aware of all the different types of things that can cause a boating accident. 

Types of Boating Accidents:

- Boating Wrecks

- Jet Ski Collisions

- Diving Injuries

- Water Incidents

- Drownings

- Tubing Injuries

- Water Skiing Injuries

- Wakeboarding Injuries

- Kayaking Injuries

- Watercraft Collisions

- Capsizing

- Sinking

- Equipment Malfunction 

- Boating Explosions

- Boat Fires

What rights do boaters have?

When injured in a boating accident, drivers and passengers have the same rights as those in motor vehicle wrecks. They are often compensated for property damage, bodily harm, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among other things. In order to be compensated for a boating accident, one must be able to prove the negligence of the operator at fault. Once negligence is established, Stutes & Lavergne will fight until you or your family recover what they are entitled to. 

What are boating injury lawyers?

Boating injury lawyers are legal professionals who specialize in cases related to accidents and injuries that occur on boats or other watercraft. They can help victims of boating accidents to navigate the legal system and seek compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. If you have been injured in a boating accident, it may be in your best interest to consult with one our Stutes & Lavergne injury lawyers to learn more about your legal options.

How to avoid watercraft injuries.  

Watercraft injuries can be serious and require immediate attention. If you or someone you know has been injured while operating or riding on a watercraft, it's important to seek medical attention right away. In addition, it's important to report the incident to the appropriate authorities. Remember, safety should always be a top priority when enjoying water activities.

Watercraft safety is crucial for a fun and enjoyable time on the water. Here are some tips to keep in: always wear a life jacket, be aware of your surroundings, follow all boating laws and regulations, and never operate a watercraft under the influence of drugs or alcohol. By following these guidelines, can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

Our Recreational Water Accident Attorneys

Recreational water activities can be a fun way to beat the heat and enjoy the outdoors, but unfortunately accidents can happen. From slips and falls to diving injuries, recreational water accidents can result in serious injuries. 

Stutes & Lavergne boating attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of maritime law. We understand the unique challenges and complexities of boating accidents and are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal process with ease. Our team of injury attorneys is dedicated to providing personalized attention and aggressive representation to ensure the best possible outcome for each case. Choose Stutes & Lavergne's personal injury attorneys for trusted and effective legal counsel.

We hope you will never need us, but in the event you do, we are here to help. Stutes & Lavergne understands the "game" insurance companies play. Fortunately, for our clients, we know how to compete.

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