Wisconsin Boating Accident Lawyers
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, there were 16 boating fatalities during the 2009 boating season. This tragedy struck people of all ages, with victims ranging from 14 to 75 years of age. While a boat can be enjoyable for water skiers, fishermen, and pleasure boaters alike, it can quickly become dangerous.
While you may a safe, conscientious boat pilot or passenger, you cannot always rely on the other boaters around you, as well as the weather and quality of the boat itself. When you are in a boat accident, you are not only susceptible to debilitating injuries, but also drowning. If this terrible accident has happened to you, you should contact an experienced Wisconsin boating accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.
Sources of Boating Accidents
Although things like the weather are out of your control, there is typically someone at fault in most boat accidents. This may be the captain of your boat, other boat skippers, as well as the manufacturer of the craft. In a boating accident, you or those you love may fall victim to the following:
- Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)
- Reckless boating
- Boating defect/malfunction
- Stationary object collisions
- Swimmer collisions
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Also, as mentioned above, every injury sustained in a boating accident is doubly hazardous due to the risk of drowning. For example, your original injury may be a broken arm from a fall inside the craft, yet if you fall overboard, you may not be able to swim with your damaged arm.
Besides the terrible injuries that you can suffer in boating accidents, you can also be tossed overboard, where you can drown or be hit by a whirling boat propeller. If you or someone you love has suffered in such a tragic accident, you should not let it go unpunished. Contact a Wisconsin boating accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today for a free case consultation.