Marietta Boating Accident
Thousands of people flock to Georgia’s beautiful lakes and rivers every year for recreation and relaxation. Regardless of how careful people try to be, accidents in life are inevitable, and when large numbers of people gather in the same place they are likely. However, when a boating or personal water craft accident occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, the victims and their families may be entitled to compensation to cover medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and in some cases pain and suffering. Our firm represents people who are injured on the waterways of north Georgia, in a variety of watercraft, through any number of negligent actions. When operated irresponsibly, boats, jet-skis, wave runners, and other recreational watercraft can cause serious injuries or death. If you or someone that you love has been injured in a boat or other watercraft accident, you can contact our offices to see how we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.Call the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens for a FREE Case Evaluation Today: 770-408-6364
North Georgia has dozens of lakes, rivers, and streams that are popular among both our state’s residents and tourists. The Chattooga, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and the Etowah Rivers are among the most frequented. The largest, best known and most popular lakes in North Georgia are Lake Lanier, Lake Altoona, Lake Hartwell, Lake Chatuge, and Lake Russell. Boats and personal watercraft are on these lakes and rivers during all seasons of the year for fishing, kayaking, skiing, rowing, and other recreational activities, including swimming during the summer months.
No one intentionally sets out to wreck their boat, or harm another boater. Knowing how to operate a boat safely and within the confines of the law is the responsibility of every boat owner. But Georgia’s boating laws are changing, and if you have been involved in a boating accident, you need an attorney who is familiar with the latest changes in the law and how they effect your case (Read more about changing Georgia Boating Laws on our blog). Some common causes of boating and watercraft accidents include:
- Unfavorable weather conditions
- Equipment failure
- Operating the boat recklessly or carelessly
- Operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Operating the boat too aggressively
Operating a boat or other watercraft on Georgia’s lakes and rivers comes with a responsibility to your passengers and others on and in the water. Alcohol, inattention, and recklessness can all result in serious accidents and catastrophic injuries – possibly even death. Our firm represents victims and families who have been injured or killed as a result of another person’s negligence in many different types of cases, and have a proven history of successfully representing victims of boating accidents all over north Georgia.
Personal injury attorney Casey Stevens has a unique understanding of how the insurance industry operates, because he spent ten years as an insurance claims manager and another three as their defense attorney. In 2001, he switched sides and opened his own firm, and now he fights for victims to get them the compensation that they deserve. Our office focuses solely on personal injury cases and we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible representation. We strongly believe that the quality of a victim’s legal representation should in no way be dependent upon how much money they have, so we represent all of our cases on a contingency basis. Mr. Stevens will meet with you in any of our 6 metro Atlanta offices, or if your injuries make travel difficult for you, he will come to your home or hospital room. He will listen to the details of your case and offer his expert legal opinion at no cost and with no obligation. After you decide to sign with us, we will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve. Our office will put up all of the money necessary to thoroughly investigate your case and we will not charge you until after your case is resolved and your check in hand. When you or someone that you love needs a personal injury lawyer for your boating accident injury claim, call the Law Offices of Casey Stevens. We will focus on your financial compensation so that you can concentrate on your physical and emotional healing.
Have you or someone that you love been seriously injured in a boating or personal watercraft accident and need an attorney in the Marietta area to represent you?
Contact us online or call us today for a complimentary case evaluation: 770-408-6364