Las Vegas Boating Accidents Attorney
Boaters and riders of watercraft have their share of injuries on the waters in and around Las Vegas. On July 4 this year, one man’s leg was severed by a boat propeller on Lake Mead’s Sandy Cove about nine miles east of the Hoover Dam. Luckily, park rangers treated the man and were able to control his bleeding before he was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center.
Every year, hundreds participate in water sports on our lakes and rivers. Along with the great fun of being on the water, whether on a jet ski, motor boat, or even a sailboat, many water lovers suffer the consequences of accidents common to these sports. Carelessness, inexperience, bad weather, and the recklessness of other boaters dampen the thrill of being on the water.
Accidents Common to Boaters and Jet Skiers on Our Beautiful Waterways Are Caused By:
- Injuries from falling off of boats and jet skis
- Inexperience and lack of education in handling the watercraft
- Drinking alcohol while boating
- Injuries resulting from falling on decks and into boating gear
- Collisions with other boats or jet skiers
Injuries can range from minor scratches, sprains or broken bones to severed limbs, harm from the thrust of expelled water when riding jet skis, and fatal injuries.
Compensation May Be Available
If you have been hurt in a boating accident and your injuries were caused by the carelessness or recklessness of someone else on the craft, you may want to consider asking a lawyer to help you receive compensation for your pain and suffering as well as your medical costs. You put your trust in the operator of the watercraft, or perhaps in the boat’s or craft’s manufacturer. They should act responsibly for deserving your trust.
If you believe your injuries were due to the fault of another person, or because of a poorly made jet ski, motor boat, or sailboat, you should seek the services of a Las Vegas boating accident attorney to explore whether you are entitled to compensation.
The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith are known for their experience in helping people that are injured by negligence. To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, contact us today at (702) 505-8115.
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