Boat Accidents

Sandusky Boat Accident Attorneys

Call Murray & Murray After a Lake Erie Boating Accident

Boating in Oklahoma is a way of life for most residents. Along with the excitement that this activity can bring, it can also bring disaster. With more man-made lakes than any other state in the U.S., boating accidents are a regular occurrence.

Boating and personal watercraft accidents on Lake Erie and in other bodies of water in northern Ohio are often devastating. At even slow speeds, when two boats collide, all passengers aboard are put in extreme danger.

It is not uncommon for a boat accident to result in serious injuries including the following:

Murray & Murray in Sandusky, Ohio represents victims of accidents resulting from recreational boating, commercial shipping, and personal watercraft or jet ski usage on waterways in the area.

Most of our boat accident cases involve crashes on:

  • Lake Erie
  • Sandusky Bay
  • Kelley's Island
  • Put-in-Bay
  • The Sandusky River
  • The Maumee River
  • The Cuyahoga River
  • Other nearby bodies of water

Call (419) 664-3711 to speak with a team of attorneys who genuinely care about your future and wellbeing.

Causes of Boating Accidents

In many cases, a drunk boater can be found at the center of a boating accident case. Having just one beer can make it significantly more difficult to safely steer a boat, after all. Dram shop liability may offer additional sources of compensation if a marina pub served an obviously inebriated boater alcoholic drinks before that same person caused or was involved in a serious boating accident.

Other factors that may have contributed to or caused your boating accident include:

  • Lack of proper navigation lights on a boat
  • Lack of training by a boater
  • Poor boat maintenance
  • Speeding or reckless boating

Establishing Negligence in a Boating Accident

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Proving liability in a boating accident can be more complicated than for a motor vehicle accident case. This is because factors such as natural phenomena of a storm or wave will need to be taken into consideration.

A thorough examination of your case will need to be conducted in order to sort out the variables involved. Our goal is to build a case aimed at proving that the other party is liable for your injuries. Schedule your consultation with our team at your earliest convenience.

Get Your Boat Accident Case Underway

In an initial meeting with a Sandusky boat accident lawyer from Murray & Murray, we can discuss your case and determine possible ways to find proper compensation for losses and injuries. For example, did you know that if the person who hit your boat was uninsured or underinsured, your own homeowner's policy may cover your accident? We use all available channels to find the optimal outcome for your claim.

Contact a boating accident lawyer today to discuss your or your family member's maritime injuries.

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