We make the legal process run smoothly for accident victims
In North Dakota, fishing trips are a favorite activity among local anglers. However, a leisurely boating outing can sometimes take a turn for the worse, especially when accidents and injuries unexpectedly happen. If you become injured on the water, filing a personal injury claim can take up too much of your time, especially if you don’t understand boating safety laws. Rely on our knowledgeable Minot, North Dakota boating accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C. to get the claims process started on your behalf. We work hard to obtain the compensation you need for your injuries while you focus on recovery.
Who is liable in a boating accident?
North Dakotans must follow federal water safety laws while on a fishing boat. Not only can your boat be damaged, but fellow passengers can suffer serious injuries and fatalities. Like car accidents, if you become injured in a recreational or commercial fishing boat accident, you must prove that your injuries are a result of negligence. Boating accidents can be legally confusing when determining who or what caused the accident. Besides being hit by another boat, here are common factors that contribute to boating accidents:
- Collision with a fixed or submerged object such as a buoy or dock
- Hitting a swimmer or water skier
- Passengers falling overboard
- Boat flooding or capsizing
- Fire or explosion onboard the boat
If you become injured on the water, our Minot North Dakota boating accident attorneys make it their top priority to identify negligent parties and hold them accountable. For more than 36 years, we have won personal injury settlements for injured clients in Minot and throughout North Dakota. Our track recor of success speaks for itself.
Do I need to wear a life jacket on a fishing boat?
In 2014, the United States Coast Guard reported that 78% of fatal boating accident victims drowned, and 84% of those drowning victims did not wear a life jacket. The North Dakota Fish and Game Department stated the number-one boating violation is passengers who don’t wear life jackets. All boat operators and passengers must wear an appropriately sized and fastened United States Coast Guard approved life jacket while a boat is in operation. For small vessels such as canoes and kayaks, passengers still must wear life jackets.
Injuries resulting from a fishing boat accident can have a dramatic impact on your daily life. Painful injuries can also linger and create future health complications. Rely on our skilled Minot, North Dakota boating accident attorneys to give your injury case the personal attention it deserves.
For a free initial consultation contact our Minot, North Dakota boating accident attorneys today
Trust the attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C. to represent your personal injury case with integrity and honesty. If you are unable to travel to our office in Minot, we make personal hospital and home visits. To schedule a free initial consultation today, contact us online or call 701-484-HURT.