Warwick Boating Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a boating accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The costs that accompany treatment for a serious injury after a boating accident can quickly add up, leaving many families struggling to pay their medical bills, particularly if you also have to miss work due to your recovery.
Most boating accidents can be avoided, so if you have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence or boating mistakes then you should not have to suffer this burden alone. You can hold the responsible party financially accountable for their negligence. The attorneys with the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are here to help you earn the compensation you deserve, and we’re dedicated to building you a strong case in order to do so. Contact a Warwick boating accident lawyer at our firm today at (401) 352-5271 to learn more about how we can help you.
Do I Need A Boating Accident Lawyer?
Having a team of experienced lawyers on your side increases the likelihood that you will receive a higher amount of compensation after your injury. Boating accident lawyers have a deep understanding of the complicated laws that can surround such cases, and can do the hard work for you while you focus on your recovery. There can be many parties involved in a boating accident case, including hospitals and medical professionals, police, and insurance companies. Boating accident lawyers know exactly how to work with each party to build you a strong case and defend your rights, so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to after a serious boating accident injury.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. To Handle My Case?
With over 50 years of experience, Ronald J. Remini and his handpicked team of lawyers have earned the trust of the Warwick community and of people all across Rhode Island. We understand that suffering a serious injury is a life-altering event for many people, which is why our sole practice focus is to help our clients earn financial compensation after personal injuries. We believe that you should not have to bear this financial burden alone, and that negligent boaters must be held responsible for their actions. Our attorneys are fully dedicated to every one of our clients, and we work tirelessly on each case to ensure that you get the care you deserve after a boating accident injury.
Boating Accident Causes and Risks
The presence of water can turn even a minor boat collision deadly, because even ordinarily non-life-threatening injuries can impede people from swimming and cause them to drown. Boat operators of any craft must be licensed, experienced, and attentive so that they do not pose a risk to other people on the water. Law enforcement is often present on the water, but they cannot prevent all boating accidents. The major causes for boating accidents in Rhode Island are:
- Operator inattention
- Improper lookout
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speed
- Alcohol or drug use while boating
- Negligent boat maintenance
- Machinery failure
- Force of wake
- Dangerous weather conditions
The risks associated with reckless or negligent boat driving are high, and any negligent boat operators must be held responsible for any injury they cause another person. Negligence is the biggest reason for most boating accidents. The U.S Coast Guard’s 2016 report stated that almost 4,500 recreational boating accidents occurred that year, and the majority of those resulted in injuries with about 700 deaths. Notably, most of these accidents happened while the driver was under the influence or had little to no boating experience. Boating, like driving a car, is a serious task that cannot be taken lightly.
Our firm handles more than just boat-on-boat collisions; accidents frequently involve a boat and people on inner tubes, small watercraft, or structures on the shore. Most boating accidents are caused by the following:
- Collision with another boat or structure
- Waverunner or jet ski collision
- Injuries from contact with a boat propeller
- Equipment failure
- Colliding with a large wave at excessive speed
- Boat or vessel overcrowding
- Boat passengers being thrown overboard upon collision
- Explosions during refueling
The majority of boating accidents occur at night, but poor visibility is no excuse for negligent boating behavior. Even more severe is the rate of intoxicated boaters who cause serious injuries to innocent people. There are strict laws that boat operators must follow to ensure everyone’s safety on the water, including adhering to regulations regarding proper lights at night and maintaining safe distances when someone has a diver-down flag up.
Boat owners must be held accountable for their negligence when they have caused a serious injury to another person. Collisions on the water can cause very serious injuries that rack up excessive medical bills, force you to take time off work, and cause pain and suffering that no amount of compensation can erase. However, you deserve whatever help you can get in order to alleviate the financial burden that follows such serious accidents, and The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. is here to help you. In addition to holding boat owners responsible, we also work with insurance companies, who can sometimes be cursory or dishonest, to make sure your claims are being taken seriously and that you can earn the most that you can get.
Furthermore, if you tragically lost a loved in a boating accident, our lawyers can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. Through this claim, certain family members can recover financial compensation for their loved one’s final expenses and their own loss of support, among other losses.
Contact a Warwick Boat Accident Lawyer
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. understands the devastating effects of injuries caused by boating accidents. If a boater who caused a collision was negligent in their boating, ignored important boating maintenance requirements, or was boating under the influence, they must be held accountable. Boating accidents happen far too often, and while we cannot help prevent them, we can help you in the aftermath by getting you the compensation you deserve. To get an experienced team of lawyers on your side, contact our Warwick office at (401) 352-5271 today for a free consultation about your case.