Las Vegas Boating Accident Attorneys
Boating is a popular pastime with many flocking to Lake Mead and other Nevada lakes during the summer. If you or someone you love has been injured by a boating accident caused by the negligence of someone else, contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys today to see how we can help.
Do You Need An Attorney after a boating accident?
If you would like to receive compensation for any damages to your property or for any injuries sustained as the result of a boat accident then you need the attorneys at Eric Blank injury Law on your case.
Just because boating accidents occur away from the roadways doesn’t mean that they don’t follow many of the same laws as other vehicles. In fact, boat accidents that are the result of negligence or that occur while under the influence can cause severe injuries or death.
You need an attorney on your side that can prove that you have suffered injuries, financial damages, and/or pain and suffering as the result of another’s negligence or recklessness.
Boating Accident Causes and Concerns
There are a number of injuries, illnesses and accidents that can occur on the water. Just because you are away from the highway does not mean you are free from collisions and other concerns. Below are just a few of the boating accidents our Attorneys can help you with:
- Reckless boating, speeding, negligence
- Water sports accidents and injuries
- Boating while intoxicated
- Boating while under the influence
- Stationary object collisions
- Swimmer collisions
- Boating defects, manufacturer or mechanical problems
Just because you are in the water does not mean you are free from serious injuries caused by a boating trip gone wrong. Some of the most common injuries we see from boating accidents include:
- Loss of limbs
- Permanent disability
- Ear and eye injuries
- Traumatic head injuries such as a skull fractures
- Neck, back and shoulder injuries
In addition to these injuries, you may suffer from a loss of quality of life as well as a loss of income if you are unable to work while recovering. You may be facing additional expenses such as surgeries, medication and in-home care in some instances.
What compensation might you be entitled to?
As with many personal injury claims, compensation varies depending on the severity of the boat accident and the injuries sustained as a result. Common types of compensation for boat accidents may include:
- Emergency Room (ER) Care;
- Ambulance/Helicopter Transportation;
- Hospital costs for your stay;
- Physical Therapy and follow up appointments with your doctor;
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity; and
- Mental and Emotional anguish/Pain and suffering;
How long do I have to file a claim?
If you are seeking compensation for any injury sustained as the result of a boat accident, the statute of limitations would be under personal injury. According to Nev. Rev. Stat. § 11.190(4)(e) (2016), the statute of limitations on all personal injury claims in nevada, there is a two (2) year statute of limitations. Generally, this means that a victim of personal injury has to file a claim within two years of a grievance.
If you are seeking compensation for any property damage resulting from a boat accident, such as any damages, cost of repairs, or for the total loss of your boat, you may have up to three (3) years to file a claim. Generally speaking, the clock would start when you have grounds to sue, this may either be from the day of the accident or upon further inspection of your property.
Failure to abide by the statute of limitations may be grounds for dismissal of your case, therefore it is important that you contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys as soon as possible. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be justly compensated for your injuries and the damages to your property.
A Nevada Injury Attorney Representing All Ages
Unfortunately, children are often the ones affected in boating accidents. Even though a child may be wearing a life jacket, they are not protected from all the dangers on the water, especially when faced with a collision or a bad accident while tubing, water skiing or wakeboarding. We represent people of all ages suffering from all boating, jet skiing and other water sporting accidents.
Nevada Jet Ski Accident Attorney
In addition to boats, jet skis can also be a killer in the water, especially if riding under the influence. If you or someone you love has been killed or seriously injured on a jet ski, then you may be able to be financially compensated. If the Jet Ski was not working properly or if you suffered a collision due to someone else’s negligence then we can help you.
At Eric Blank Injury Attorneys, we always want you to practice safety and caution because your wellbeing matters more than anything. Always wear life jackets and dress for possible immersion. Do not drink alcohol while operating any vehicles or watercraft, and be aware of where other boats and floating debris are in relation to your vehicle.
Nevada Personal Injury Attorneys
You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake. We can work with you to assess your accident and determine who is to blame. In some instances, it may be the fault of a negligent driver while in other accidents it may be the boating manufacturers fault for supplying a faulty engine.
Don’t let a boating accident ruin the rest of your life. Contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys at (702) 213-9343 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.
DO I HAVE A CASE?
Get a free case review and consultation today!