What to do if You Have Been Injured in a Boat Accident in Texas

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What to do if You Have Been Injured in a Boat Accident in Texas

As we find ourselves immersed in spring and summer weather, more and more people are taking their boats out for joyrides. Unfortunately, though boats are relaxing and fun, they can also become very dangerous under certain circumstances. If you have recently been injured in a boat accident, you most likely now require financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of boat accidents?

Boat accidents can be caused for several reasons, though unfortunately, they can almost always be traced back to boater negligence. Some of the most common causes of boating accidents include collisions due to drowsiness or attentiveness, boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, traveling at excessive speeds, failing to provide the necessary safety equipment on board, or simply being an inexperienced boater.

How do I sue for a boat accident injury in Texas?

If you have been injured in a boat accident, you are most likely now looking into your legal options going forward. To win a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, you will have to gather and present evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process. Our firm can work to uncover surveillance footage of the crash, witness statements, pictures of the unsafe conditions, police/breathalyzer records, and more.

That being said, you should keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations in place that designates the amount of time that individuals have to sue after an accident. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not wait past the two-year mark, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing.

Contact our experienced Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.