Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : November 28, 2022

Dallas Boat Equipment Failure Attorneys

If you or someone you know has been injured in a boating accident caused by equipment failure, you may be entitled to compensation. Whether you have been severely hurt during a recreational day out on the lake or as a worker or crew member, you deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering, and medical expenses, especially since negligence elsewhere is to blame for your accident.

Medical bills can often be staggeringly high, and insurance companies can’t always be relied upon to help soften the blow. Time taken off work to deal with the situation can be an even bigger drain on expenses at an already stressful time in your life. Unexpected accidents like this can leave you with little to fall back on, and no clue about how to move forward.

Fortunately, The Benton Law Firm is well-versed in equipment failure injury cases, and we can help steer you in the right direction. You shouldn’t be held responsible for the mistakes of a negligent boat owner or a company that produces faulty products, and we want to help you move forward after your accident. For more information on how a personal injury attorney can help you recover financial resources and get justice for yourself or a loved one, contact The Benton Law Firm today at (214) 777-7777.

Why You Need an Attorney

If being compensated for your injuries, pain, and expenses are things you want to pursue, it’s almost necessary that you contact an attorney to help you win your claim. People who decide to represent themselves in personal injury cases often become overwhelmed by all the deadlines, jargon, experience, and knowledge it takes to walk away with a win. Even if they are awarded some money for damages, they are usually taken advantage of and get paid less than what they deserve.

Filing a personal injury claim is a lot more complicated and a lot more frustrating than people might expect. However, it doesn’t have to be a hassle to claim what you are rightfully due after a boating accident leaves you high and dry. A knowledgeable injury attorney can do more than represent you in court–they can also collect evidence, keep track of dates and deadlines, talk with experts in the field, negotiate for a settlement on your behalf, and generally make sure your case is treated with the seriousness it deserves. It’s worth it to invest in the help of an attorney if you are serious about winning your claim, which you have the right to be after being hurt by another person’s negligence.

Why Choose Us?

At The Benton Law Firm, we understand that sustaining an injury in an accident that was not your fault is both painful and frustrating. Likely, you want to move past it as soon as you can, but taking the next step seems daunting. Fortunately, we have made it our goal to help people who have been unfairly injured due to the negligence of others. We’ve successfully been pursuing this in the Dallas area for years, and our clients have won back millions of dollars in damages thanks to the help of our qualified legal team.

Our founder, attorney Jeff Benton, has seen corporations and individuals, overconfident in their ability to wield money and status, try to pay victims as little as possible when they’ve been hurt by negligence. His mission is to stop these bullies in their tracks through superior litigation, attention to detail, and hard work, and as a result, he’s helped numerous Dallas-area families claim compensation. Jeff Benton has been named one of Dallas’ best lawyers by D Magazine, and he’s been honored with the John Howie award by the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association for his work in pursuing justice for people who are at their most vulnerable.

When you work with us, you won’t pay any fees until we win your case, because we understand that health and recovery are the most important things you need to be worrying about after an accident. We’ll help you maximize your recovery time by doing the legal heavy lifting for you. Unlike some larger firms, which are occasionally guilty of ignoring the concerns of their clients during a case, we’ll keep you updated and address your questions every step of the way. With The Benton Law Firm, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in capable hands. Don’t miss out on the chance to collect the compensation you need–call (214) 777-7777 or send us an email for a free consultation of your case.

Cases We Handle

Because people often don’t wear protective equipment on the water and because of the unexpected nature of this type of accident, injuries sustained by an equipment failure on boats can be very serious. Of course, there are many ways equipment failure can cause harm. Lights, rigging, steering mechanisms, motors, and other necessary equipment should always be properly maintained to avoid injuries and fatal accidents.

When they’re not maintained, or when they’re faulty–meaning the company that produced the product could be to blame–people get hurt. At The Benton Law Firm, we’re prepared to collect evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to get to the bottom of your case. Types of accidents that could be caused by equipment failure are:

  • Collisions with other watercraft or individuals
  • Personal injury while aboard the boat, for example, getting caught in cables or rigging
  • Falling overboard due to rusted/unsafe railings
  • Faulty lifejackets or lifeboats

If you believe you have a personal injury claim because of boat equipment failure, our firm is ready to hear what you have to say. Because “equipment failure” is such a large umbrella, there are many ways to have a case against another individual or company. You may be someone who was hurt by the poor maintenance on a boat that you do not own, or you may be the victim of faulty equipment that was the direct cause of the accident that injured you. Regardless, we can help you uncover the root causes of your accident and get you the help you need.
Contact us today to get more information about your options moving forward. You may be able to win back the money you’ve lost due to time off work and medical expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about boat equipment failure cases. If you still have questions and would like to learn more, contact us at (214) 777-7777 or send us an email for a free consultation.

I work on a boat and was injured on the job. Can I sue my employer?

While you can collect workers compensation insurance if your employer carries it, (which most do) there are extenuating circumstances for being able to sue your employer for pain and suffering. If your employer does not have workers compensation insurance, you may be able to sue them if you believe the accident was their fault, and you can prove that they acted intentionally to hurt you. The state of Texas allows employers to be sued for gross negligence, but the employee has to have died as a result, meaning, of course, that the family would be suing on their behalf. There are many details to keep in order when attempting to sue an employer that our firm would be able to help you make sense of.

How long do I have to file a claim?

The statute of limitations for personal injury in the state of Texas is two years. It is also two years for product liability and wrongful death. This time limit generally begins on the date that the injury occurred, although sometimes it begins when the victim knew or should have known about the injury. To prevent yourself from missing out on your opportunity to collect money in damages, you should be sure to file a claim as soon as you can.

How much money can I win by filing a claim?

If you’ve just been through a traumatic, injury-causing accident, we understand your need to know what the benefits are before launching yourself and your family into a lawsuit. There are a multitude of factors that can affect how much a personal injury claim is worth, and many reasons why it could be beneficial to you. At The Benton Law Firm, we’ve been able to win monetary amounts into the millions for our clients, but it all depends on the circumstances of the accident, the injuries sustained, and the evidence provided.

Contact Us

If you have been injured in a boating accident caused by equipment failure, don’t hesitate to pursue legal action through The Benton Law Firm. These kinds of accidents hit unexpectedly and are always devastating. With so much boat activity in the Dallas area, we must keep people accountable so that everyone remains safe.

Our firm will do everything we can to make sure you get the compensation you need after spending your time, energy, and money fixing someone else’s mistake. Contact us for a FREE consultation by calling (214) 777-7777 or by filling out a contact form online and speak with a knowledgeable boat accident attorney today.


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