Texas Boating Accident Lawyers
When You Have Been Injured in a Water-Related Accident
In a study by the United States Coast Guard in 2009, there were nearly 5,000 reported recreational boating accidents, including more than 700 deaths. The clear majority of those deaths involved small watercraft (boats less than 21 feet in length accounted for about 70 percent of all drowning deaths). In most instances, the serious injury and death resulted from the negligence or carelessness of the person operating the boat.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, or if a family member has died in a recreational watercraft mishap, you want an experienced attorney to help you seek full and fair compensation for all your losses. Bailey & Galyen can help.
At Bailey & Galyen, we bring more than 35 years of practice experience to people in Texas who have suffered personal injury, including victims of boating accidents. We offer full-service personal injury counsel. We will fully investigate the facts of your incident, and will evaluate and preserve all relevant evidence to support your damage claim. We will take appropriate measures to secure the compensation you need, filing and prosecuting a lawsuit, if necessary. We will aggressively protect your interests in all matters, from depositions to settlement meeting to trial proceedings.
Experienced Texas Watercraft Accident Attorneys
Because of our considerable experience, we know what to look for when you have been injured in a boating accident. We will listen carefully to learn exactly what happened to cause your accident, looking specifically for such contributing factors as:
- Operator inattention
- Operator inexperience
- The presence of alcohol or use of alcohol by the person operating the boat
- The rate of speed at which the boat was being operated
- Whether there was a proper lookout on the boat, so that the person operating the boat could be aware of other boats, or any potential safety risks
We take boating accident injury claims involving all types of injuries, from cuts, bruises and sprains to serious and catastrophic loss, such as brain or spinal cord injury, paralysis, broken bones, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent surviving family members in wrongful death claims. We represent people who have been injured in any type of watercraft-related accident, whether as boat operators, passengers, water skiers or swimmers.
We take claims involving any type of watercraft, from powerboats to sailboats to WaveRunners or Jet Skis.
Contact Our Office
For a private consultation with an experienced Texas boating accident injury attorney, contact us by e-mail or call our office at one of the numbers below. Your first meeting is without charge or obligation. We will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We take all cases on contingency, meaning there is never a fee until we recover a settlement in your favor.
Bailey & Galyen provides skilled legal representation to individuals across the State of Texas including the Dallas-Fort Worth communities of Arlington, Bedford, Dallas, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Grand Prairie, Mesquite and other cities in Texas including Houston Clear Lake / NASA, Texas.