San Antonio Boating Accidents Attorney

Most people realize that boating is an inherently risky activity. However, we assume that everything will go fine as usual when we get in a boat. Especially in the hot summertime, boating is a pleasurable way to spend an afternoon. Some people in South Texas engage in water skiing, fishing and other sporting pastimes as they go boating in rivers, in lakes or in the Gulf of Mexico. Some people's occupations (such as tourism) involve boating as part of their jobs.

Unfortunately, as in the case of the operation of cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles, boating sometimes ends in disaster. Investigation into the circumstances behind a boat accident often reveals causes such as:

  • Overloaded boats (too many passengers)
  • Alcohol consumption (boating under the influence of alcohol or BUI)
  • Violations of safety regulations, including wearing of life preservers
  • Lack of safety features such as propeller guards
  • Clashes between boats and humans in the water (swimmers and skiers)

Whatever your purpose for boating or engaging in water sports and what the circumstances of a boating accident that injured you, you no doubt realize that you face great challenges if you were seriously injured. If your close family member was killed while boating, swimming, Jet Skiing or water skiing, you deserve to know how and why this happened. Getting to the bottom of what occurred and why it happened is an important part of your personal injury attorney's job. Contact The Bates Law Firm to learn how we can get an investigation underway to get you the answers you need.

Beyond knowing how and why a boating accident happened, you will need financial resources to cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy and other types of therapy, depending on the nature of the injuries and their aftermath
  • Disability accommodations such as widened doorways at home, a modified van for transporting a wheelchair and others

From law offices in San Antonio, boating accidents lawyer Harry S. Bates fights for compensation for boating accident victims throughout South Texas.

Serving South Texas, Including Laredo — Boating Injury Lawyer — Contact Us

The Bates Law Firm offers free initial consultations to Texans who have been injured in boat accidents or who have lost family members in fatal boating accidents. Getting to know your lawyer is an important first step in your boat accident case. The rest of your life may be strongly impacted by the outcome of your case. Please call us at 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777, or send an email to request a no-obligation case evaluation. Se habla español.