Ohio Boating Accident Lawyers

A fun day on the water can quickly become a nightmare because of a boating accident.

Unfortunately, boat accidents happen all too frequently Sandusky Bay and around the Lake Erie Islands. If you or a loved one has been hurt, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Ohio boating accident lawyer. At Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPAM, we are highly experienced in these cases, and can help you recover compensation. Contact us today at (419) 625-7770 for a free consult.

 

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
  • Recklessness
  • 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 & Zeiher 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.

We can help you with your car accident injury claim.

Call today: (419) 871-9017

Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical CostsMedical Costs
  • Lost WagesLost Wages
  • Pain and SufferingPain and Suffering
  • Loss of ConsortiumLoss of Consortium
  • DisfigurementDisfigurement
  • Punitive DamagesPunitive Damages

Speak with an Ohio Boat Accident Lawyer Today

You need help after a serious boating accident. If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one, you have too much on your plate to deal with the insurance claim process or filing a lawsuit.

Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA is here to guide you through the personal injury or wrongful death process. Contact us online, or call (419) 625-7770 today to schedule your free consultation.

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