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Boat Accidents

Ohio Boating Accident Attorneys

In Ohio, residents are fortunate to have access to Lake Erie in areas like Sandusky, Vermillion, Geneva, Huron, Port Clinton, Put-In-Bay, Kelley’s Island, Catawba Island, etc. 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, windsurfing, boating, or cruising. With many people enjoying accessible Ohio waterfronts, there are bound to be accidents.

If someone else caused a boating accident and you suffered injuries, you want the experienced team at Karp Steiger on your side. We handle claims involving many types of boating injuries, so please contact us today to learn more.

Causes of Ohio Boating Crashes

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 injuries such as broken and fractured bones, brain injury, hypothermia, unconsciousness, anxiety, and even death. When a boating accident is fatal, close surviving family members should learn about their rights to file a wrongful death claim.

Accident victims with serious injuries can face a long and costly road to recovery. If you are in this situation, always learn about your legal options to help improve your situation.

Seek Help from an Ohio Boat Accident Lawyer

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 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, we 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 (6446) for a free case consultation.

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