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St. Louis Attorneys for Boating and Watercraft Injury Claims

There may be no better way to beat the sweltering heat of a Missouri summer than spending the day on the water, whether that water is the Mississippi River, Creve Coeur Lake, the Meramec, Lake of the Ozarks, or Table Rock Lake.

Unfortunately, a day on the water does not come without the risk of injury or worse. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a boat or watercraft accident due to the negligence of others, The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other accident-related damages. 

Common Causes of Boating Accidents and Injuries

Like any accident, boat and watercraft crashes happen from a wide variety of causes, although some are more common than others. The common thread that ties them all together, however, is negligence. Examples of negligence leading to boat and watercraft accidents include:

  • Boating under the influence: Drinking and operating a boat is just as illegal – and just as deadly – as drinking and driving.
  • Boater inexperience: Operating a boat is much different than driving a car. Changing conditions on the water and maneuvering watercraft make it more difficult to respond to emergency situations, and inexperienced or untrained boaters can cause tragic accidents if they don’t know what they’re doing.
  • Reckless or distracted boaters: Operating a boat while distracted is as dangerous as distracted driving. Reckless behavior like speeding, or even casual actions like eating and drinking or using a smartphone, can result in tragedy.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, there are several potential liable parties including the boat’s operator, the boat’s passengers, the boat’s owner, the boat’s manufacturer, or the boat rental company. At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we can help determine who or what caused your injuries and hold responsible parties accountable.

Contact a St. Louis Boating Accident Attorney

We have the tools and resources necessary to obtain a settlement or verdict that protects your legal and financial interests. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation.