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The greater San Antonio area is blessed with an abundance of beautiful rivers and lakes, many of which bustle with boaters, swimmers, fishermen, and others enjoying aquatic recreation. For most, a day on the water brings about feelings of joy, peace, and relaxation, but a boating accident can ruin much more than a fishing trip. It can ruin lives. If you have been injured in a boating accident, contact one of our experienced attorneys today. 

Common Causes of Boating Accidents in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio waterways are often full of people on all manner of watercraft including motorboats, jet skis, sea doos, water skis, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, and many more. Regardless of the type of watercraft involved, accidents on the water present novel risks for passengers, bystanders, and swimmers sharing the water. Boating accidents are often caused by a number of factors and among the most common are:

  • Lack of experience or proper training: This is especially true with a boat that is motorized
  • Intoxication: Just as with driving an automobile it is illegal to operate a watercraft while intoxicated 
  • Driver error: A negligent or distracted operator can result in a boat capsizing, an unintentional grounding, or a collision with another watercraft, a skier, an object in the water, or a swimmer. 
  • Defective boat or equipment: A manufacturing defect or a failure to maintain and repair a watercraft can create a serious risk for everyone aboard. 

An accident stemming from any of these causes can result in a myriad of injuries, even fatalities. These risks are further amplified by the inherent risk of drowning when injured upon the water. Even an injury that would not be life-threatening if suffered on land can be fatal in a boating accident if it leaves the victim unable to swim to safety. 

Liability in San Antonio Boating Accidents

If you or a loved one has experienced injury or death in a boating accident, one of our experienced San Antonio boating accident attorneys can help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to. Depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover damages for present and future medical bills, loss of employment, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, funeral expenses, and related costs. Our attorneys can pursue claims against boat owners, watercraft operators, manufacturers, rental companies, or other parties as necessary and as applicable to your case.

Don’t hesitate. Contact one of our experienced San Antonio boat accident lawyers at Ananin, Chermol, Khattar, Fishman, PLLC and schedule your consultation today. Dial (866) MY1LAWYER or visit 1Lawyer.com and fill out our contact form.

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