Spending a day on White Rock Lake or off Windsurf Bay Park should not end in tragedy for you, your friends or family. Sadly, waterway accidents injure and kill many victims each year in Dallas County. In 2018, the state of Texas reported 204 boating accidents
. Thirty-five (35) of these accidents were fatal, resulting in 38 deaths. If you were in a boating accident in Garland, Texas and wish to speak to a personal injury attorney about a potential claim to damages, please call (214) 200-4878 for a free consultation at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C.
Why Hire Us?
- We have a great deal of experience with personal injury and wrongful death claims.
- We do not quit in the face of a challenge – we proceed to court, if necessary.
- We understand maritime law and how to handle boat accident cases.
- We satisfy our clients using custom-tailored negotiation and litigation strategies.
- We represent boating accident victims on a contingency fee basis in Garland.
Do You Need a Boat Accident Attorney?
Unless you have a legal background, you may find it difficult to navigate Texas’ boating accident and personal injury laws during a claim. You may not understand the legal language or the steps to take toward achieving fair compensation. You may also face the risk of insurance bad faith from a company that does not have your best interests in mind. Hiring an attorney protects you from these issues and gives you the power to overcome any challenges that may come your way. A lawyer will balance the scales between you and an insurance company to improve your odds of winning a case.
How Do Boating Accidents Happen?
Most Garland boating accidents are preventable with due care by sailors, vessel operators, boat owners, and others. Human negligence and preventable mistakes cause most collisions and other boating disasters. At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we can investigate your boat accident in Dallas County to determine its proximate cause.
- Boating without a license
- Keeping an improper lookout
- Reckless boating
- Boating while intoxicated
- Boating while distracted
- Failing to maintain the boat’s equipment
- Ignoring boating laws, rules and regulations
- Breaking waterway traffic rules
- Failing to have all mandatory emergency gear onboard
- Failing to check the weather
- Boating on dangerous waters
Any act of negligence or recklessness could lead to a boating tragedy. If someone else caused your boat accident in Garland, you have rights. You may be able to hold that person or entity financially responsible for your losses.
Bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a boat owner, operator, product manufacturer or another party could provide the compensation you need to move forward after a serious accident. The defendant may owe you money to make up for many different losses.
- Accident-related physical injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional injuries
- Loss of income (past and future)
- Loss of consortium
- Legal fees
- Medical bills
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages
Fight for maximum compensation with help from our attorneys. We know how to tackle common challenges involved in boating accident claims on behalf of our clients. If insurance settlement negotiations do not achieve the results we believe you deserve, we can take your case to court to fight for a better outcome.
Contact a Garland Boating Accident Lawyer Today
If someone else negligently or recklessly caused your boating accident in Garland, Texas, discuss your options with the attorneys at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. We can review your boat accident, help you gather evidence, and bring a claim against one or more defendants by the deadline. Act quickly, as you only have two years from the date of your boat accident to file a claim. Call (214) 200-4878 or contact our firm online
today to schedule a free legal consultation at our local office.