Every year negligent, careless, and drunk boat & water craft operators cause boating accidents that kill and seriously injure a large number of Texans. In many of these boating accidents, alcohol and young inexperienced operators are the cause of the accidents. In the Texas Hill County, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Lake LBJ, Lake Buchanan, Canyon Lake, Inks Lake, Town Lake, Medina Lake, and Granger Lake are some of the major places for water recreation and where accidents occur.
If you have been injured in a boating accident or water craft accident or have lost a loved one due the carelessness of a drunk boater or inexperienced water craft operator, feel free to submit an inquiry to Texas Boat Accident Lawyer Jason Coomer for a Free Online Evaluation of your potential claim. You can also send an e-mail with your name, address, date of boating accident, location of the watercraft accident, name of one or more of the persons in the boat accident, and a brief description of the boat accident.
Boating and Driving Under the Influence is against Texas Law
In Texas, there are laws against operating a boat or other water craft under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but this does not stop many boaters that do not respect these laws and recklessly operate boats and other water craft causing many boating accidents.
Under Texas law, a person is considered drunk or under the influence if they do not have the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body or if they have a blood alcohol concentration of over .08. And it is against Texas law for drunk persons to operate motor vehicles, water craft, and air craft. If the drunk person causes an automobile accident or boating accident that causes serious injuries or death, they can be charged under Texas law with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter both serious felonies.
Boating Accidents and Insurance Claims
Many boating accidents are covered by insurance and it is a good idea to hire an attorney that handles boating accident claims to determine if your claim was covered by insurance. As a Texas boating accident lawyer Jason Coomer is familiar with insurance companies and handling careless and drunk driver claims. He understands insurance companies and can assist seriously injured people and families of persons killed in boating accidents navigate liability insurance, medical pay, and other insurance coverage. As an Austin Texas Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer, Jason Coomer helps victims of drunk drivers and boaters seek compensation, not only for property damage, but for medical costs, lost wages, future losses, impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, wrongful death, punitive damages, and other damages. If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident by a drunk boater or a careless boat operator or have lost a loved one in a boating accident caused by a drunk driver or a careless boater, it is important that you contact an attorney so you fully understand your rights before proceeding with a claim.
Austin Texas Boat Accident Claim Lawyer Jason Coomer has years of litigation experience and the necessary knowledge to make sure those injured in boating accidents are fully compensated under the law. He has helped many people injured by negligent and drunk drivers and made sure that the families of those killed and seriously injured were compensated as well. He prides himself on successfully battling large insurance companies and big businesses to make sure they pay adequate compensation for damages caused by drunk drivers, reckless drivers, careless drivers, or negligent drivers. He handles serious boating accident claims and automobile accident claims in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and throughout Texas.
Please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer for additional information on boating accident claims, water craft collisions, jet ski accidents, boat wrecks, and jet ski crashes. Don't think that if you have suffered serious injuries in an boating accident that the insurance industry will take care of you or voluntarily pay you full compensation for all the medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, impairment, disfigurement, and other damages that you have suffered. They probably won't. In fact, many insurance adjusters will offer low settlement amounts hoping that you will sign away your boating accident claim prior to knowing the full extent of your damages. There are also some insurance adjusters that will delay and stall allowing the statute of limitations to run relieving the insurance company of any liability.
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