Have You Been Hurt on a Boat?
Too many people operating boats on our area lakes see the open water as a free-for-all playground with no need for the safety regulations or restrictions that apply on the road. Careless and/or inexperienced operators are the cause for most boating accidents, and collisions between vessels are the most frequent type of accident.
About 80 percent of the operators involved in a boating accident have not taken a boating safety education course.
Boats aren’t designed to offer protection for occupants in the event of a crash, thus injuries from boating accidents are often severe. Because they happen on water, more than 70 percent of boating accident deaths are due to drowning after the accident.
Sadly what begins as a fun outing for family and friends may end in tragedy with someone dead and others grappling with pain, grief and uncertainty for the future.
If you or a loved one have experienced such an ordeal, you need the help of personal injury lawyers who understand boating and how to pursue a boat crash lawsuit. Our attorneys and associates at Heuser & Heuser have spent more than 25 years helping people from Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, the Arkansas Valley, Pikes Peak, and elsewhere on the Front Range cope with the confusion and fear that can follow a serious injury or death.
Contact Heuser & Heuser After a Boating Accident
If you’ve been in a boating accident, you first need to get medical attention for yourself and/or others. Once the safety of everyone involved is assured, you should work on getting yourself legal protection. We will get to work on your case right away and start gathering the evidence you need to win your case.
Eyewitness accounts, photos and/or sketches of the accident scene are helpful in building a case. We will consult experts, medical personnel and others to reconstruct the accident and determine future and present costs of your recovery and care or that of a loved one. Ultimately, we will have a compensation package that covers your medical expenses, lost income, physical and psychological pain, lost prospects and property repairs caused by the accident.
Heuser & Heuser, L.L.P. is one of the premier personal injury law firms in the state of Colorado with offices in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The Heuser brothers have more than 25 years of legal experience and specialize in practice areas such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents and workers compensation. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 719-419-9478 or complete our inquiry contact form.