Mesa Boat Accident Attorneys
Boating Accidents in Arizona
In and around Mesa, traffic accidents make up a substantial percentage of the cases that personal injury attorneys deal with. Auto accidents of many different types occur in the U.S. with alarming regularity, including car, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents. However, a surprising fact you may not be aware of is that, even in a landlocked state such as Arizona, boating accidents are still an unfortunate fact of life. There are numerous recreational lakes and rivers near to Phoenix that boat owners like to visit and, although boating should be a fun time for the whole family, boating misadventures and injuries repeatedly occur.
At Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC, our Mesa boat accident lawyers know how startling the boating accident facts and figures are. For example, in 2012, the American Boating Association found "the Coast Guard counted 4515 accidents that involved 651 deaths, 3000 injuries, and approximately $38 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents."
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Causes of Boat Accidents
The boating accident statistics are made even worse when you consider "Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; it was listed as the leading factor in 17% of deaths."
The over-consumption of alcohol is not the only reason why boat-based disasters occur; the other chief causes of boating accidents include:
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless operator or passenger behavior
- Lack of concentration
- Machinery malfunction
Boating Accident Damages
If you have recently been involved in a boating accident in which the injuries you or a member of your family have sustained were not your fault, you may deserve compensation. This is especially true if your injuries have negatively affected your quality of life, such as failing to be able to walk or travel to work without assistance.
Another thing to keep in mind is that, although financial difficulties due to costly hospital bills are one thing, it is another thing entirely if a boating disaster results in the death of a loved one. Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC provides first-class legal help to those who have suffered due to the negligence of a careless, distracted, and/or drunk boat operator, or due to boating equipment failure.
How Our Boating Accident Lawyers Can Help
In the Valley of the Sun, Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC’s dependable Mesa boat accident lawyers have the experience and skill needed to fight your case if you have been involved in a boating accident for which you were not to blame. Our reputable and trustworthy legal team will fight for the rights of boat-lovers who live in areas including but not limited to Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Glendale, Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Phoenix, and Fountain Hills.
Please call our Mesa boating accident lawyers at (480) 999-9181 or contact us online for a free consultation today.
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Truck Accident $10 Million
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Motor Vehicle Accident $5.3 Million
We recovered $5.3 million for a client involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Biking Accident $5 Million
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Burn Injury $1.5 Million
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Tire Defect $1.5 Million
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Car Accident $1.25 Million
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Motor Vehicle Accident $1 Million
We recovered $1 million for a client involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Sand Rail Accident $450,000
We recovered $450,000 for a client involved in a sand rail accident.