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Denver Boat Accident Attorney

Boating and watercraft accidents occur every year in Colorado, resulting in injuries and deaths. Like other vehicle accidents, boat accidents can lead to expensive medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Our Denver boat accident attorney can help you recover compensation.  Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys for a free case review today. 

Colorado might be known for its mountains and open land but it is home to several lakes and rivers used for recreation. Boats and other watercraft require the same care as operating other vehicles. When operators act negligently, it can result in injuries to passengers and other operators. Our Denver boat accident lawyers help Coloradans recover maximum compensation for their medical bills, lost earnings and injuries. Contact our Denver, Colorado law office to learn more about how we can help you.

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    Why Choose Front Range Injury Attorneys?

    At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our Denver personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.

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    Our law firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you don't pay us until we recover on your case.

    Expertise with boat accident injuries

    Our Denver boat accident lawyers understand your injuries and how to tell your story to the insurance company or a jury.

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    We maintain communication with you through your case. We want you to know what's going on with your case and the work we're doing for you.

    How we can help you

    Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss boat accident claims and how our law office can help you recover for your losses.

    Contact our office to discuss your Colorado boat accident case. We offer free case reviews for injury and accident cases across the state. 

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    Why you need a Denver boat accident attorney

    Colorado might not be known as a destination for boating or other watercraft, but the state’s lakes and rivers attract many forms of aquatic recreation activities. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, several people suffer injuries and deaths in the state due to recreational boating accidents. Boating accidents often involve unique legal and insurance issues. Insurance companies for negligent parties will use these unique details to impact the value of your case.

    If you rented a boat or other watercraft (like a raft or jet ski) from a dock or marina owner, you likely had to sign a disclaimer of liability. Depending upon the circumstances of your boat accident, the waiver may be avoidable. 

    Boating and drinking are unfortunately, common companions on Colorado rivers and lakes. Operating a boat or other watercraft while intoxicated is illegal just like drunk driving of a car. If your boat accident occurred due to an operator with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit, you may have a personal injury claim against the operator or owner.

    Our Denver boating and watercraft accident attorneys can investigate your boat accident to determine the cause and liability. Our purpose is to protect your rights and zealously pursue the compensation you deserve. 

    Boating accident statistics

    Although boats seem like a safe recreational activity, watercraft lead to injuries and deaths every year. The U.S Coast Guard compiles statistics annually and conclude:

    • Over 600 people are killed in boating accidents nationwide every year
    • Over 2600 recreational boat accident injuries occur annually
    • On average 4300 boating accidents are reported nationwide each year
    • The fatality rate of boating accidents is 5.5 deaths per 100,000 registered watercraft
    • Boating accidents lead to $46 million in property damage each year
    • Alcohol is the leading contributing cause of fatal boating accidents

    Although boat accidents are less common and cause fewer injuries than other collisions, like car accidents, they remain a cause of serious injury and death.

    Common causes of boating and watersport accidents

    Boating and watersport accidents can occur due to operator error, equipment failure, or a combination of user and equipment. Statistically the most common causes include:

    • Alcohol use
    • Operator inattention and neglect
    • Improper lookout
    • Operator inexperience
    • Machinery failure

    Alcohol use is the number one cause of boating accidents. Unsurprisingly, in Colorado boating accidents increase substantially around holidays like Memorial Day and July 4th when people are often drinking and enjoying recreational activities on lakes and rivers.

    Who is liable in a Colorado boat accident?

    Liability for boat accident injuries depends upon the circumstances of your accident. One or more parties may contribute to your injuries. Whether you agreed to a liability waiver, and whether the waiver is legally enforceable, can greatly affect your case. Our Denver boat accident lawyers will review all the facts and circumstances to hold all responsible parties accountable. These may include:

    • Operator or owner of a boat in which you were a passenger
    • Operator or owner of a boat that hit your watercraft
    • Another passenger on a boat that interfered with safe operation or stability of the watercraft
    • Manufacturer of a boat involving mechanical failure
    • Manufacturer of defective floatation devices
    • Repair facility that performed defective repairs
    • Dock or marina owner
    • Any other party that negligently contributed to your injuries

    Boating accident injuries

    Boating accident injuries include some injuries and mechanisms of injury that differ from other accidents involving motor vehicles on roadways. Often boat passengers are not secured like a car passenger, so injuries can occur without collision with another boat or physical surface. Some common injuries in Colorado boat accidents include:

    After a boat accident, it is important to seek prompt medical care. A qualified physician can determine if you require emergency care and provide next steps in your treatment. After receiving medical care, contact a boat accident attorney about your case.

    Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys

    Negligence in operation, manufacturing, or maintenance can result in your injuries due to a boating accident. If you suffered injuries in a boat accident due to someone else’s negligent acts, contact Front Range Injury Attorneys to talk to a Denver boat accident attorney. Our Denver law firm handles watercraft accident cases on a contingency fee basis which means you don’t pay legal fees until we win your case.

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