Dallas Passenger Ejection Attorneys
While summer presents Texans with many opportunities to enjoy the water, serious accidents threaten the lives of boat passengers each year. Boat passengers who are thrown overboard, or ejected are at a high risk of sustaining serious injuries or even drowning. If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your expenses by taking legal action.
An injury claim allows you to recover compensation from at-fault parties in order to offset any financial strain you’ve incurred. In addition to offsetting the costs for medical care and lost wages, a full and fair settlement can also cover non-financial damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If you and searching for the support of a lawyer that cares, reach out to The Benton Law Firm. We are champions for people who have been victimized by the careless actions of others. Our lawyers believe that you should be able to access excellent legal services no matter your financial situation. For this reason, we offer free consultations and work on a no-win, no-fee basis. Unless we secure a favorable outcome for you, you don’t owe us a dime.
Over our years fighting for injury victims, we have witnessed the countless ways that injuries transform the financial and emotional stability of entire family units. While the help of a skilled lawyer cannot undo the ordeal that you have already been through, a fair settlement can give you the tools that you need to move forward. If you are ready to take the first steps, give us a call at (214) 777-7777.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured because of the carelessness of another person, you could benefit from the help of a qualified attorney. The team at The Benton Law Firm understands that injuries put undue strain on your independence, your mobility, and even your finances. When an injury attorney takes your case, they will partner with you to understand exactly how your injuries came about, who is at fault, and what actions need to be taken to reach the best possible settlement.
While you have the option to file a claim independently, an experienced lawyer has the skill, experience, and understanding needed to fight for a fair legal outcome as expediently as possible. The value of your claim will be determined by numerous factors such as the severity of your injuries, your financial losses, and whether or not you are expected to make a full recovery. When you have an attorney evaluating what you are owed, you can feel confident that your settlement will be suitable to cover your losses.
Too many times, we’ve heard stories of victims settling for less than they deserve. If you accept a quick settlement, you may have money immediately, but it is almost always nowhere near close to the amount of compensation that you deserve. If you do not have legal representation and you are offered a settlement, reach out to a lawyer to make sure that you aren’t being taken advantage of. Your injury settlement is supposed to give you the tools that you need to meaningfully cope with your injuries and move forward.
Why Hire The Benton Law Firm to Handle My Case?
The lawyers at The Benton Law Firm stand up for people who are hurting. We’ve built our practice on the desire to help injury victims fight back when their lives have been completely disrupted by an accident. While our lawyers can’t undo the pain that you’ve already suffered, we are committed to making sure that you are provided with the best possible legal support.
Over the years we have won millions of dollars for deserving injury victims and their families. We are proud of our results, partially because it proves how tirelessly we work on behalf of our clients, but mostly because the settlements go toward helping our community members rebuild their lives. The wide-reaching impacts of serious injuries are always at the forefront of our minds.
Since many people aren’t wearing protective gear at the time of a boating collision, the potential for life-altering head injuries and brain damage is a serious concern. No matter if you are expected to make a full recovery or if you will continue to confront the challenges presented by your injuries, we are ready to help.
When it comes to fighting for you, our injury lawyers put the full force of our experience and knowledge to work. If you are concerned about money, we certainly understand, but do not let this anxiety keep you from reaching out to us. Unless we obtain a favorable outcome for you, you do not pay us a dime. We also offer free case evaluations, so if you are curious about how to proceed, simply give us a call.
Passenger Ejection Accidents We Handle
Statewide, Texas has well over 580,000 registered boats. Only five other states in the U.S. outrank Texas for the number of registered vessels. Boat operators are required to be a certain age or meet a certain standard of knowledge and proficiency in order to drive a boat. The safety of boat passengers and others in the water is not a responsibility that should be taken lightly. Accidents that cause occupants to be thrown overboard may be caused by:
- Reckless Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Drugged Driving
- Driver Inattention
- Failure to Drive to Conditions
- Inclement Weather
When boat operator attempts to cross a large wake, they must know how to navigate over it as to not put passengers at risk. Approaching the wake head on and at excessive speeds can easily cause a boat to tip or capsize, throwing the boat’s occupants into open waters. Unfortunately, when thrown overboard, if passengers aren’t wearing life jackets they are at a high risk of drowning. Serious injuries from ejection accidents may include:
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Additionally, boat propellers pose a life-threatening risk to passengers who are ejected from the vessel. Direct contact with propeller blades often leaves victims with deep flesh wounds and drastic blood loss. If you or a loved one have been involved in a boat accident, you may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible for the injuries that you have suffered.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re dealing with a boating accident injury, you may be feeling stressed and overwhelmed about how your life has changed. By taking action and filing a claim against those responsible for your injuries, you can take back some control you’ve lost. A favorable legal outcome will put you in better financial standing to cope with the challenges that you face and get back to your normal routine. Read over some of our frequently asked questions, and get in touch with us at (214) 777-7777 for a free consultation.
What If the At-Fault Party Tries to Blame Me?
If you file a claim against the at-fault party, they may not always be quick to accept fault for what they’ve done. In some cases, the at-fault party, their insurer, or their legal representative may turn around and claim that you played a role in the incident. Texas adheres to a modified comparative fault law, which means that if you are found more than 50% at fault, then you cannot collect compensation for your injuries. Your injury lawyer will help defend against any false accusations leveled against you in order to protect your ability to recover compensation.
What If There Was Alcohol On The Boat?
The same statewide open container laws that apply to motor vehicles do not apply to boats. While it is prohibited to operate a boat under the influence, passengers are permitted to drink, and open containers are also permitted on the vessel. The mere presence of alcohol on the boat at the time of the accident should not scare you away from reaching out to a lawyer if you need the guidance of a skilled injury attorney.
What if the At-fault Party is Uninsured?
Though it is a good idea for all boat operators to have insurance, the same strict requirements for motor vehicle insurance do not translate to boating vessels. If the at-fault party is uninsured, reach out to a lawyer. In some cases, if the at-fault party doesn’t have insurance, their assets, or homeowners insurance may be able to offset your losses.
Contact a Dallas Passenger Ejection Lawyer Today
If you are left in a fragile physical and financial state following a boating accident, you do not need to navigate your situation alone. An attorney can help. Reach out to the experienced team at The Benton Law Firm to help you through this difficult time. We know what it takes to fight and win, and we are ready to put our hard-earned knowledge to work for your benefit. To discuss your case, give us a call at (214) 777-7777 for a free consultation.