Boating Accident Lawyers in Waco
Here to Help You Get Back on Your Feet
With Lake Waco, Lake Brazos, and numerous other waterways just a short drive away, boating is a popular pastime for Waco locals and visitors alike. Unfortunately, this recreational activity can go from fun to tragic in the blink of an eye.
Boating accidents are relatively rare, but when they do occur, the effects can be devastating. These accidents lead to serious injuries, drownings, and deaths every year—and, sadly, the vast majority of boating accidents are entirely preventable.
If you were injured in a boating accident or if your loved one was killed as a result of a negligent boater or personal watercraft operator, we can help. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we are dedicated to representing injured individuals and families who have suffered as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful actions. Our Waco boating accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are ready to fight for you and your recovery.
Call our office at (254) 938-6885 or submit an online case evaluation form today to request your free initial consultation.
Common Causes of Boat Accidents
Because boating is a fun, recreational activity, many people treat it more casually than driving a car or other type of motor vehicle. However, operating a boat, jet ski, or any other personal watercraft requires just as much experience, skill, attention, and care as operating any other type of vehicle. When boat operators are careless, reckless, or mix drinking with a day out on the lake, they can cause devastating accidents that leave others severely injured or, worse, dead.
Some of the most common causes of boat accidents include:
- Operator inattention/distraction
- Inexperienced and/or underage boat operators
- Operating a boat or personal watercraft while intoxicated
- Excessive speeds
- Failure to keep a proper lookout for people/hazards in the water
- Failure to follow navigational rules
- Improper towing of water-skiers, wakeboarders, etc.
- Unsafe water/weather conditions
- Faulty machinery
Additionally, in some cases, defective parts or safety equipment can lead to or exacerbate injuries in an accident. When this happens, affected individuals can seek compensation from the manufacturer or distributor of the defective product.
Working to Hold Negligent Boaters Accountable
There is no excuse for careless, reckless, or unsafe boating—but all of these things happen all the time. When a negligent boater causes an accident that leaves you dealing with serious, catastrophic injuries or reeling from the loss of a loved one, the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. is there to help you pick up the pieces. We understand that no amount of financial compensation can truly make up for the traumatic experience you have been through. However, by seeking rightful compensation from the negligent person or party, you can recover the financial assistance you need to obtain proper medical treatment and make up for your lost wages. A successful claim can also provide you and your family a much-needed sense of justice and allow you the space to heal and move forward.
Turn to our Waco boating accident attorneys for the compassionate legal counsel, trusted guidance, and dedicated advocacy you deserve. We are available to answer your call 24/7, and we do not charge any attorneys’ fees until we successfully recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Contact us online today or call (254) 938-6885 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.