Boating Accidents

Boating Accident - Ohio Personal Injury Lawsuits

In Ohio, residents are fortunate to have access to Lake Erie and many other lakes and rivers throughout the state. Many people take advantage of these accessible waterfronts by fishing, swimming, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, boating, or cruising. With a large number of people enjoying accessible Ohio waterfronts, there are bound to be accidents. 

Common causes of accidents include engine issues, alcohol, new boat operators, use of unsafe products, bad weather, overcrowding, and failure to use a life jacket. All of these causes of accidents pose serious risks of harm and can lead to personal injuries such as broken and fractured bones, brain injury, hypothermia, unconsciousness, anxiety, and even death.

Being involved in a boating accident can be an incredibly frightening experience, but it is important to take certain steps after a boating accident occurs. You will always want to ensure everyone is safe, contact local authorities, document the scene, and call a personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights. Even if you are not considering legal action, it is still important to contact an attorney as we can help you investigate the accident, determine liability, and assist with obtaining compensation. At Karp Steiger, our personal injury lawyers have experience in helping individuals involved in boating accidents obtain the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries as a result of a boating or water related accident, call the attorneys at Karp Steiger at 216-358-OHIO for a free case consultation.

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