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Wisconsin Stationary Object Collision Attorney

While operating a boat may at first appear to be fairly simple task there are a number of subtleties that can introduce complications. Notably, boat drivers must pay keen attention to their surroundings, remaining alert to potential hazards such as shallow rocks, buoys, and docks stretching out to the water. If a boat driver becomes distracted or inattentive for even a moment, a dangerous collision with a stationary object may result.

Drinking, reckless boating, and even boat malfunction can cause a driver to lose control of a watercraft. Collision with a stationary object can lead to injuries for people who are on or in the vicinity of the boat. If you have been injured in such a crash, contact a Wisconsin stationary object collision lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Potential Waterway Hazards

A boat operator has a responsibility to avoid needlessly endangering passengers and others. Generally, a collision with a stationary object indicates a failure in this regard. This can lead to crashes involving these or other objects:

  • Anchored boats
  • Docks
  • Waterside homes
  • Buoys
  • Shallow boulders
  • Piers
  • Bridge pilings
  • Dams

The consequences of these crashes may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Brain damage
  • Drowning

Contact Us

Although boating is meant to be a fun, carefree activity, neglect of one’s responsibilities cannot be accepted. If a reckless boat driver has caused you injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Wisconsin stationary object collision attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal options.

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