Boat accident lawyer Paducah, KY

Boat Accident Lawyer Paducah, KY

Everyone loves spending a beautiful weekend out on Lake Barkley or Kentucky Lake, boating or water skiing. And, the Ohio River is a vital waterway for trade and travel in the U.S. All this means that many Paducah residents use the water daily for work or play. But, even with the most stringent safety measures, boating accidents happen all too often in the area. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a boating accident, you could be entitled to demand compensation from the party that caused the accident. We can help you. Our Paducah, KY boat accident lawyer from Katz Law can explain your rights and how to demand the money you need for healing and recovery.

Boating Accidents Have Lifelong Consequences

Many Kentucky boating accidents happen because of negligence, the failure of one party to fulfill their duty of care for other people’s safety. Drinking and operating a boat is a common form of negligence that could cause injury to another party, but it’s not the only reason people get hurt. An untrained boat operator, a malfunctioning piece of equipment, or an accident because dangerous waters weren’t properly marked are other common causes of a boating accident.

Many of these boating accidents could have been avoided if reasonable care had been taken to ensure safety for all on Kentucky waterways. Unfortunately, boating accident injuries often cause life-changing injuries. Near-drowning may mean a lifetime of respiratory issues, for example. Burns, fractures and broken bones, and soft tissue damage are also common boating injuries. A water accident often causes emotional trauma, too. Many people develop situational anxiety or phobias after a boating accident or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Katz Law – Your Legal Advocate

If you’ve been hurt in a boat accident, whether you were on the water for work or fun, you may be able to file a lawsuit for the damages you suffered against the at-fault party. This could be another boater, the boat or water equipment manufacturer, or even the municipality responsible for maintaining safe waterways. An attorney starts with a thorough investigation of the circumstances of your accident, looking for the responsible party and gathering evidence against them.

Your lawyer properly values your claim, too. Often, the insurance company for the other party will offer a small, fast settlement, but it’s usually nowhere near where your case is worth. An experienced lawyer can help make sure you get the money you need to pay for all your medical care, replace the money you didn’t earn because you had to miss work and compensate you for the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma of the accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a river or lake accident in Paducah, we can help. Contact Katz Law for a free consultation to learn your rights for filing a suit for compensation in a free consultation with a Paducah boat accident lawyer.

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