El Paso Boating Accident Attorney
Boating Accidents Lawyer Representing El Paso, TX
El Paso, Texas, close to Highway 70, is home to many auto accidents. These accidents can cause congestion on the roads and cause injuries. El Paso is also home to a less prevalent accident that still can end with an injury. Because of the various lakes, El Paso, Texas experiences boating accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured while boating, contact our experienced El Paso Boating Accident Attorney as you may be deserved of monetary compensation from the responsible party. These claims can be complex. Don’t deal with this alone, contact us for help today.
The US Coast Guard compiles a study about boating accidents each year and for 2012, there were about 4500 accidents reported. 651 of these accidents resulted in death, 3000 resulted in injuries and all of these accidents caused $38 million in damages. The Coast Guard ensures their records of registered boats is up to date and in 2012, there were 5.4 deaths for every 10,000 registered boats which showed a 12% decrease in the fatality rate from 2011. Most of these fatalities involving boating were due to drowning and most of these victims were not wearing life jackets.
El Paso has a distinct boating culture since due to its various lakes. Many accidents are caused by uninformed, negligent or inebriated drivers. For this reason, it is of utmost importance for you to call an experienced El Paso boating accident attorney quickly if you have been injured in the water. Boating intoxicated is a major issue on the lake especially during popular holiday weekends like Labor Day and Memorial Day. Boaters will go out on the lake and enjoy day drinking during the holiday weekend and disregard the safety of other boaters and in turn, accidents happen that involve boats as well as swimmers and jet skis.
These boating accidents often lead to extreme injuries which are likely because of boaters being ignorant to proper operation of a boat. Injuries that may happen include but are not limited to burns, broken bones, internal damage and drowning or swallowing too much water which can lead to brain damage or nerve damage. If you were a victim of an accident on the water, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries for medical bills, lost wages and pain, and suffering. Our El Paso boating accident lawyer is here to help.
JOE LOPEZ LAW El Paso, Texas BOATING ACCIDENT LAWYER
Attorney Joe Lopez is experienced in dealing with boating accidents throughout the El Paso area and realizes the severe injuries that can happen because of boating accidents. Boating accidents are different in that people think serious injuries will not happen because of accidents on the water. However, it is important to remember that just like cars, boats are vehicles and can cause people and object to having severe damage. If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident, don’t wait to contact the El Paso Personal Injury Lawyer at Joe Lopez Law. Contact our El Paso firm today for a free consultation.