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Peoria Boat Accident Attorney

If a day of boating in Peoria turns into disaster, the lawyers at The Law Offices of John Phebus Glendale Criminal and Personal Injury Lawyer are here to help. We understand how these injury cases work and can go up against any defendant, big or small, in pursuit of maximum financial compensation on your behalf. If you or a loved one was recently injured while boating on Lake Pleasant, Lake Powell, Lake Head, Lake Havasu or another body of water in Arizona, please contact us for assistance.

Why Choose Our Peoria Boat Accident Attorneys?

  • We have provided top-quality legal representation to individuals and families involved in personal injury cases in Peoria for more than 30 years.
  • Our Peoria boat accident lawyers will put your needs and goals first. We provide personalized legal services to achieve the best possible results for each client.
  • Our law firm is affordable, with student and military discounts and no upfront fees for boat accident cases. You will only pay your attorney if you win.

Common Boat Accident Injuries

When a boat crashes or capsizes, the injuries involved can be catastrophic. The definition of a catastrophic injury in personal injury law is one that will remain with the victim for life, such as a traumatic brain injury or paralysis. Some of the most common serious injuries associated with boating accidents are: 

  • Bone fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Drowning injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Blast injuries from explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Limb amputations
  • Wrongful death

If you or a loved one suffered any type of injury in a boat accident in Peoria, an attorney can help you find the right doctor and bring a related injury claim. You may be entitled to financial compensation for past and future losses connected to your injury.

Common Causes of Boat Accidents

A boat accident can refer to a collision with another boat or watercraft, a collision with a dock or fixed object, a collision with a swimmer or diver, or a boat capsizing (sinking). It can also refer to accidents that occur on board, such as a slip and fall or fire. It is the legal duty of the boat owner and operator to ensure the reasonable safety of the vessel. Any of the following mistakes and acts of negligence can cause a boat accident in Peoria:

  • Incompetent or inexperienced boat operator
  • Operator inattention/failure to keep a proper lookout
  • Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding or reckless boating
  • Ignoring waterway rules, signs and regulations 
  • Improper boat maintenance and upkeep, leading to equipment failures
  • A lack of safety equipment onboard
  • Failing to check the weather or water conditions before departure

Determining the cause of your boat accident is one of the first steps we can take as your lawyers. We will investigate your boat accident thoroughly to search for signs of negligence or fault and identify the defendant(s). Then, we will use aggressive legal strategies to go up against the at-fault party or parties to demand the compensation that you deserve.

Who Pays for a Boat Accident in Arizona?

In Arizona, the party most at fault for causing a boat accident is who will pay, in most cases. Boat accidents are often paid for with property insurance, as this covers boats and watercraft. Commercial insurance may also pay if a company is responsible for the accident. Examples of common defendants include:

  • The owner of the boat
  • The boat captain or operator
  • A boating or dinner cruise company
  • A boat rental service
  • A boat or part manufacturer

You may be able to hold multiple parties responsible for your Peoria boat accident, depending on the circumstances. Our lawyers will explore every option for financial compensation so that you receive full and complete justice.

Request a Free Case Review for a Boat Accident in Peoria

Don’t hesitate to seek legal advice and representation at The Law Offices of John Phebus Glendale Criminal and Personal Injury Lawyer after a serious boat accident in Peoria or the surrounding area. We will listen to your story and make you feel heard, answering your questions and concerns. Then, if we decide to take your case, we can immediately go to work on building your lawsuit. Start with a free case evaluation. Contact us at (623) 400-5675 today.

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