Boating Accident Lawyer
in West Virginia
Boaters Know Water Dangers Can Bring Severe Injuries
Most people who go out on the water brush up on the right way to travel the waterways. Whether you are taking a canoe on the lake or a motorboat on the river, there are rules to being on the water. Boating safety can include such basic things as wearing a floatation vest or recognizing signs on the waterway that indicate no-wake zones or other hazards. Sometimes, though, circumstances such as weather, mechanical malfunction, or negligence can result in a boating accident that results in serious injury or death. When a boating accident injures you or a loved one, or a life is cut short due to a boating accident, you need to consult a knowledgeable boating accident lawyer at Trump & Trump, L.C. Call our Martinsburg or Berkeley Springs office or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Types of Boating Accidents and Reported Causes
With more types of craft on the water, it may not be a surprise that 70 percent of reported boating accidents were due to operator control issues, such as carelessness, recklessness, speeding, or inexperience. Capsizing and falls overboard most often result in drowning. Collision with another vessel was the most reported accident, resulting in injuries and property damage. The most common injuries reported were lacerations on open motorboats and broken bones operating personal watercraft. Due to the variety of injuries and deaths, filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim may provide significant recovery for survivors.
Two Offices to Serve Boating Accident Survivors and Families
Trump & Trump, L.C. has two local offices in Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg, West Virginia, to serve residents of West Virginia who are survivors of boating accidents. When a serious boating mishap leaves you injured or a loved one dies, you need the services of an experienced boating accident lawyer who will fight for your rights and get you and your family the compensation you need. Losing a loved one or living through the healing process after a boating accident can be a difficult time. The two convenient offices of Trump & Trump, L.C. offer legal services that can be of great assistance during your recovery.