Ohio Boat Accident Laws
After being injured in a boat collision, capsizing, or drowning it is important to work with a lawyer with direct experience handling boat accidents. Our Ohio boat accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate what happened to determine if the other party violated one or more of Ohio’s boating laws.
To operate a boat powered by more than 10 HP the boat’s operator (born after January 1, 1982) or any supervising adult must have completed either a boating course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, or a proficiency exam approved by the ODNR Division of Watercraft.
There are also several safety equipment requirements depending on the type and size of a vessel. We will investigate whether the other vessel had the necessary safety features, and review whether a lack of safety equipment contributed to the accident.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
We will get to the bottom of what happened and pursue compensation for your injuries or loss. We can also help if you were involved in a boat accident other than a collision. For example, if you suffered injuries as a passenger on a boat that capsized or sank, you may have a claim if the operator was negligent.
Some of the most common causes of Ohio boat accidents include:
- Alcohol or drug use
- Excessive speed
- Violation of a navigational rule
- Systems or equipment failure
- Bad weather
- Inattention or distraction
- Passenger behavior
- Excessive weight
We Fight for Compensation for Boat Accident Injuries
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive through your personal injury claim after a boat accident will depend on the unique circumstances and other factors such as insurance policy limits, damage caps, comparative negligence rules and prior injuries.
We will thoroughly investigate the accident, determine what went wrong, who was at fault, and who is liable for compensating you for your injuries. We will then pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
At Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA, we will fight hard for you to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. Your already difficult situation is going to be compounded by the mountain of medical bills you’ll face on top of lost wages.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Consortium
- Punitive Damages
We can help you with your car accident injury claim.