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Boating Accidents Can Cause Severe Injuries

Boating, fishing and skiing are popular recreational activities on Lake Sidney Lanier, and other lakes and rivers throughout Georgia. Each year, hundreds of people are seriously injured in accidents involving the negligent use, maintenance or operation of boats, Jet Skis or other personal watercrafts. Many boating accidents are caused by inexperienced or negligent operators. Unfortunately, some of the most serious boating accidents are the result of an intoxicated operator or someone operating a boat at unsafe or excessive speeds. Negligent and drunk operators can cause serious accidents and severe injuries as a result of their irresponsible behavior.

At Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, we understand that negligent and intoxicated operators of boats, Jet Skis and personal watercrafts must be held accountable for the injuries they cause, and we have the experience to successfully navigate boating claims. In one case, we assisted an injured client who was run over by an intoxicated boat operator settle a serious claim without prolonged litigation. In that case, the client sustained severe lacerations and injuries to her arms, back and torso as a result of being forced into the boat’s propeller. The insurance carriers paid the victim the full limits of the insurance available, $400,000, before we filed suit.

At Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, we handle all types of boating claims, including:

  • Boat wrecks
  • Jet Ski crashes
  • Drunk operator cases (BUI)
  • Serious boat crashes
  • Wrongful death boating claims

Don’t suffer for someone’s negligence

At Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, we can help you hold negligent, reckless and intoxicated boat operators responsible and help you recover the compensation you deserve, including, but not limited to, reimbursement of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and, perhaps, punitive damages. If you or a member of your family has been injured as a result of a boating accident caused by an intoxicated or negligent operator, call Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, today to schedule an initial consultation at our Gainesville office with a boating attorney at 678-601-2495.