According to U.S. Coast Guard statistics, 6 people were killed and 20 were injured in Colorado recreational boating accidents in a recent year. If you were hurt in a boating or watercraft accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for your injuries. Contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver today to schedule a consultation with our Denver boat accident lawyers. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.
Our firm was founded on the guiding principle that people deserve personal representation and communication throughout a personal injury claim.
You were most likely required to sign a disclaimer of liability if you rented a boat from a dock or marina owner. However, this contract may not be enforceable, depending on the circumstances. You will need an experienced Denver boat accident attorney to carefully review the language.
Operating a boat with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit is prohibited in Colorado. If an operator involved in your accident was intoxicated when the accident occurred, you may have a personal injury claim against that operator.
Our Denver boating and watercraft accident attorneys can investigate your boating or watercraft accident to determine cause and liability. Our purpose is to protect your rights and zealously pursue the compensation you deserve.
A news release by the U.S. Coast Guard revealed the following statistics:
Boating and watersport accidents can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from equipment failure to operator error. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the top five primary contributing factors to boating accidents in 2017 were:
Liability for boating accident injuries will depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident. There may be multiple potentially responsible parties, including:
Operator negligence, machinery failure, or alcohol consumption are the main causes of most boating and watercraft accidents. If you have been injured in a boating accident that was someone else’s fault, contact The Fang Law Firm as soon as possible to speak with a Denver boat accident attorney. We handle all our cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we recover compensation for you.