Atlanta Boating Accident Attorneys & Personal Injury Lawyers

Whether you’re on Lake Lanier, Lake Sinclair, Lake Oconee, Lake Allatoona, Chatuge Lake or any other body of water in the metro Atlanta area, you should never be held liable for someone else’s negligence.  The drivers of boats on lakes and water ways have the same responsibility as the drivers of a motor vehicle on the road — when it comes to preventing accidents.

If you or a loved one were injured or died because of someone else’s negligence involving a boating accident, the personal injury attorneys at Powell and Associates will fight for your rights. Continue reading to learn more about boating accidents and how the personal injury attorneys at Powell and Associates can help.

Different Types of Boating Accidents

At Powell and Associates, our Atlanta boating accident attorneys handle personal injuries and fatalities involving a range of water crafts, including:

  • Cabin Cruiser Accident
  • Personal Watercraft Boating Accidents
  • Airboat Accidents
  • Sailboat Accident
  • Yacht Boating Accidents
  • Tender Accidents
  • Center Console Runabouts
  • Jet Ski Crashes and Wave Runner Accidents
  • Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddleboards
  • Inflatable Boat Crashes
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Semi Rigid Inflatable Boat Accident

Causes of Atlanta, Georgia Boating Accidents

Anytime a boating accident occurs because of another individual’s negligence, you may have the right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for any injuries and damages. Read the top reasons boating accidents occur in the Metro Atlanta area:

  1. Recklessness. Most boating accidents are the direct result of boat driver being careless. A few examples of the reckless activities include:
    • Consumption of Alcohol
    • Drug Use
    • Allowing Other Passengers to Interfere with the Boat Operation
    • Racing Other Boats
    • Speeding
  2. Equipment Failure. Sometimes equipment failure can’t be avoided, but many instances the boat owner fails to maintain it properly. Just like every other vehicle, boats must have proper maintenance and attention. Anytime there is equipment failure due to neglect, it can lead to boating accidents.
  3. Drinking and Driving. An alarming number of boating accidents involve alcohol and drug use. It’s far too easy for a boat driver to drink, not realize they’re intoxicated, and injure others.
  4. Inexperienced Operator: Operating a boat with insufficient experience is probably the top reasons for Atlanta boating accidents. While unintentional, these inexperienced drivers can cause serious accidents and damage — even if they’re being attentive and diligent.

Contact the Boating Accident Attorneys at Powell and Associates

Victims of boating accidents may be able to file a lawsuit for compensation for property damage and/or personal injuries. In some instances, criminal charges may be brought against boaters if they’re under the influence, operated with gross negligence, or operated recklessly.

If you or a loved one were injured in a boating accident, you may be able to recover your losses. The Atlanta personal injury lawyers and boating accident attorneys at Powell and Associates understand the individual aspects that separate boating accidents apart from other types of vehicular accidents.

Contact the boating accident attorneys at Powell and Associates today to schedule a free consultation by calling call 1-844-HPLAW4U, 404-365-7077, or complete the online contact form.