Boat Accident Attorneys in Austin, Texas

Experienced Boat Accident Attorneys Representing Texas Boating Injury Victims

Glen Larson Law’s experienced boat accident attorneys in Austin provide unique legal strategies for each of our clients injured on Texas waterways by taking an aggressive approach to producing solution-driven results.

Our boat accident lawyers and accomplished support staff provide trusted legal representation for our fellow Texans, no matter where they live or work in the Lone Star State, or the waterway in which their injuries occurred.

Our bilingual staff is available seven days a week, 24 hours each day, and will come directly to you to understand the true impact your injuries have had on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being to explore your legal options — and more importantly, justice and closure for you.

To learn more about our commitment to providing a wall of legal protection for all our Texas communities, call (512) 883-0277 today.

There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

What are the Most Common Causes of Boat Accidents in Texas?

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, there are approximately 7,000 lakes and 210 reservoirs scattered across our state, and another 3,700 named streams, and 15 major rivers that wind through 191,000 miles of Texas landscape, and, of course, the Gulf of Mexico that borders nearly all the southeastern half of our Lone Star State.

Because of our extensive waterway systems, it is no surprise that there are approximately 577,144 boats registered in the State of Texas, accounting for nearly 5% of all nationwide registrations.

Unfortunately, just as negligence occurs on our streets and highways, boating accidents can occur just as quickly when reckless behavior occurs on the water.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife reports showed:

  • From January 2021 to April 2021 there was a 40% increase in boating fatalities in Texas from over the same time the previous year.
  • The Coast Guard counted 4,168 accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries, and $55 million in property damage during recreational boating accidents in Texas last year.

Nationwide reports published by the U.S. Coast Guard, reported the following factors that contributed to boat accidents in Texas and across the country last year:

  • Distracted operation of a vessel
  • Excessive speed
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Operator inexperience
  • Navigational errors
  • Force of waves/wake
  • Capsizing and/or sinking
  • Equipment failures
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Improper lookout
  • Lack of lifejackets and/or safety gear
  • Falls overboard
  • Onboard fires
  • Running aground
  • Propeller accidents
  • Colliding with other vessels
  • Slips and falls aboard the vessel

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a boating accident in Texas that was caused by negligence, contact our Austin personal injury attorney today by calling (512) 883-0277.

There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Boat Accident Injuries in Texas?

Like other collisions caused by the negligent actions or inaction of another, boat accident liability can fall on multiple parties once our attorneys can examine the true cause of the crash.

The negligent party, or combination of parties, liable for Texas boat accidents may include boat operators, boat rental, excursion, charter and ferry companies, boat owners, boat manufacturers and/or another liable party.

  • Boat Operators

The most common liable party for a boat accident in Texas is the captain or crew.

That individual who is in control of the vessel — the captain — is responsible for ensuring that water safety rules and laws are followed throughout the boat’s use.

That includes having the proper number of life jackets and required safety equipment onboard during its operation.

Distractions, alcohol, inexperience, and speeding cause thousands of boat accidents in Texas each year, and when someone is injured or killed during these excursions, the boat’s operator may be liable for the damages.

  • Boat Rental, Excursion, Charter, and Ferry Companies

Because of our state’s extensive waterway system, boating companies, including fishing, snorkeling, and diving, charters, sunset and beach hopping excursions, ferries, and boat rentals are all readily available throughout Texas.

Depending on which type of boat you were on when your injuries occurred, the boat’s owner, rental company, or captain and crew may be liable for your financial recovery.

  • Boat Owners

When Texas boat owners allow someone besides themselves to operate their vessel, they can still be held liable for the collision, injuries, or death that occurs.

Likewise, if they are operating an improperly functioning vessel, they may be responsible for the injuries that result from an accident.

Equipment failures and poorly maintained vessels, lack of safety equipment, and negligent operation can all contribute to boating accidents. When they do, we will discover the cause of the crash to determine exactly who is responsible, so we can pursue the negligent party for our client’s full compensation needs.

  • Boat Manufacturers

Boat accidents can also be caused by design defects, manufacturing flaws, and/or the failure to provide the proper operating or maintenance instructions, making any of those parties liable for the collision and the resulting injuries.

Together, our skilled team of legal professionals and support staff, investigative resources, research analysts, medical experts, and accident reconstruction and engineering specialists will determine the cause of your boat collision and injuries to pursue the person, party, or combination of parties to reach the best outcome for your unique case.

Call (512) 883-0277. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

What Type of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue for My Texas Boat Accident Claim?

Each boat accident injury claim is unique and requires an experienced team of attorneys to evaluate its true value.

Based on how the injuries have affected your life, the damages we pursue on your behalf may differ, but could include:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of past wages
  • Loss of future wages
  • Loss of wage-earning capacity
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering in the past
  • Pain and suffering in the future
  • Mental anguish in the past
  • Mental anguish in the future
  • Physical impairment in the past
  • Physical impairment in the future
  • Physical impairment in the past
  • Physical disfigurement in the future
  • Loss of household services in the past
  • Loss of household services in the future
  • Wrongful death
  • Survivorship damages

Call (512) 883-0277 to learn about your unique recovery options today.

There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Contact Our Committed Team of Boat Accident Attorneys in Austin, Texas for a Free Consultation Today

At Glen Larson Law, our clients are the reason we pursue justice each day.

Our managing attorney and law firm founder, Glen Larson, has represented injured Texans — and injury clients throughout the United States — for more than 15 years with one important goal: To pursue dedicated driven results for the injured.

If you have been injured in a boat accident caused by negligence anywhere in the state of Texas, or have lost a loved one to negligent circumstances, call our skilled team of boat accident lawyers in Austin today to discover how we create customized legal solutions that allow our clients to achieve success inside and outside the courtroom.

While no boat accident attorney can guarantee results, we do promise to pursue the best outcome for your unique injury circumstances by putting our 15 years of proven legal advocacy to work for you by being more than attorneys, but a legal team you can trust to produce dedicated, driven results.

Contact us by calling (512) 883-0277 or connect with us online to schedule a free consultation with our premier boat accident attorneys in Austin today.

Glen Larson Law stands ready to provide you with dedicated, driven results.

Frequently Asked Questions for Our Boat Accident Attorneys in Austin, Texas

Can I Pursue a Friend or Family Member After Being Injured on Their Boat?

Our Glen Larson Law boat accident attorneys in Austin understand that our clients are often injured while boating with someone they know and love, which makes it increasingly difficult to decide to pursue them for financial recovery.

The reality is, boat accidents in Texas often cause significant, even life-changing injuries or death, which can lead to substantial financial hardship for anyone. The liable party’s insurance company will be responsible for the financial compensation you are entitled to after a boat accident, which means our skilled attorneys can remove the personal attachment from your case by pursuing their coverage directly, so you can maintain your relationship with the at-fault party.

How Long Do I Have to Pursue a Boat Accident Claim in Texas?

For most Texas boat accident claims, the injured party or their eligible family members must file a lawsuit within two years from the date the injury or death occurred.

Due diligence requires service of the lawsuit on the responsible parties before the two-year deadline but is also required to preserve the valuable evidence that will help build a convincing case.

If you have been injured in a Texas boat accident do not delay pursuing medical care or the time it takes to call our experienced boat collision attorneys, so we can begin pursuing results for you or your family.

Can I Pursue a Negligent Boat Operator for the Death of My Loved One in Texas?

If a boat accident caused by negligence led to the death of your loved one, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the liable party.

Our Texas wrongful death laws state that when one party causes the death of another through a wrongful the eligible family member(s) may pursue the at-fault party for financial recovery through a boat accident claim.

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