San Antonio Fatal Boating Accident Attorneys:
Do you have a loved one who has been involved in a fatal boating accident in San Antonio, Texas? our firm is here to aid you through this difficult time.
Fatal boating accidents can occur in many different types of situations. We have recently been hired by a family of a deceased man who was boating and fell out of the boat and ultimately drowned. The man had rented the boat. Our firm has been investigating the circumstances of the accident in an effort to determine exactly what happened. We were able to locate crucial witnesses and obtain their statements, take photos, inspect the boat, and obtain other important information in order to pursue a successful case.
Accidents occur at many locations with regard to boating accidents such as on barges, boat docks, on retaining walls, in the water, and other locations. Another cause of boating accidents is overcrowding of the boat.
Alcohol – One leading cause of boating accidents
Alcohol is often the cause of a boating accident. There are strict state and local laws restricting the account of alcohol a person can drink while operating a boat. Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol is as dangerous as operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. Texas Parks and Wildlife issues licenses and certifications relating to the safe operation of boats, jet skis, and all other watercraft. What does our firm do in the event of a fatal boating accident?
Boating accidents are no different than auto accidents or 18 wheeler accidents in terms of the basic cause of action and negligence. The deceased family, through the assistance of one of our attorneys, would need to prove duty, breach, cause, and harm.
The damages available to the deceased family would be controlled by the Texas Wrongful Death Statute and the Texas Survival Statute. Please see the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and our pages relating to “wrongful death”.
The claimants in wrongful death cases are the deceased parents, wife, and children. Siblings and grandparents do not have a cause of action. The Statute of Limitations in negligence cases in Texas is two (2) years, but for a few exceptions. One exception pertains to minors. The minor’s cause of action does not begin to run until he or she turns 18.
It is beneficial to hire our firm’s fatal boat accident lawyers in these types of cases because of the extensive amount of experience we have representing the families of the deceased in negligence cases. We have been practicing law in the State of Texas for the past 20 years and specifically negligence cases. A wrongful death case involving a boating accident requires a thorough investigation and a “bulldog” type of approach to obtain a successful result.
Practice Areas: Car Accidents, Trucking Accidents. On the Job Injuries. Wrongful Death. Construction Accidents, Boating Accidents, Premises Liability. Contact Us
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