Tennessee is a great place for boating. Our scenic waterways provide ample opportunity for fishing, water sports, and other recreation. Unfortunately, this also brings the potential for boating accidents.
If you have been injured in a boating accident, call Mr. Thornbury's Chattanooga law office at (423) 443-3973 today. Our personal injury attorney offers free, no-obligation consulations.
Boating accidents and alcohol
Boating accidents are statistically far more likely to involve impaired operators than auto or truck accidents. In fact, according to recent statistics, approximately half of all boating accidents are attributable, at least in part, to alcohol impairment.
Boating accident damages
While only a small number of boating accidents involve fatalities, of those that do, most involve drowning. Nearly 90% of drowning victims in boating accidents were not wearing a life vest.
Boating accidents might include situations such as:
- A boat or boats capsizing, sinking, or flooding
- Passengers falling overboard
- Equipment malfunction leading to fires or other damages to the vessel
The laws and regulations that cover boating can be difficult to understand. That's why it is so important that you seek the help of an experienced Tennessee Boating Accident Lawyer with knowledge of these complex rules to represent your interests. Whether your injuries are the fault of another boat operator, a boat owner, or manufacturer, you deserve competent and capable representation to protect your interests.
Herbert Thornbury, Esquire has the training and experience you need. With over 30 years experience with Chattanooga Personal Injury cases, including boating accidents, he can help you and your family get the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Our Chattanooga Law Office Today
If you or a loved one has suffered physical or financial damages as a result of someone else's negligence in a boating accident, contact Herbert Thornbury Attorney at Law at (423) 443-3973 today. We'll discuss your case with you in detail during your complimentary consultation.