After going through another long, cold winter, what’s better than getting on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes in a boat on a warm summer day? Sadly, many people are injured every year in a boating accident that often are caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence.
If you have suffered an injury because of the mistake of another boat operator, you may be entitled to be compensated for your injury. The boat accident injury lawyers at Sieben Edmunds Miller are experienced in helping victims recover damages for their injuries, pain and suffering, any lost income and the cost of repairing or replacing your vessel.
Boating Injury Lawsuits in Minnesota
If you are injured in a boating accident, it can have an enormous impact on your life. Often, the injuries are traumatic and can include cuts and broken bones, and head injuries including a concussion. Sometimes, they result in death either as a direct result of the injury or because the injuries resulted in a victim drowning.
The injuries can be serious and permanent including causing you to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other emotional damage for years after. The law treats boating accidents in much the same way as it deals with accidents involving motor vehicles on the highway, It prohibits:
Boating while intoxicated or using drugs (BWI and BUI)
Reckless or negligent operation of a boat
Accidents involving people using water skis
Jet ski injuries
Manufacturing and servicing defects by a manufacturer or maintenance facility
Your injury or the death of a loved one may be the fault of the driver of the boat that caused the accident. It might be a negligent mechanic who did not service or repair the vessel properly. Possibly, there was a defect in the manufacturing of the boat. One of the first things your boating accident injury attorneys at Sieben Edmunds Miller will do is investigate the accident thoroughly, including reviewing police reports and maintenance documents.
Minnesota Lawyers Representing Victims of Boating Accidents
You already were harmed by a boat accident. Don’t make things more difficult by not speaking with a boating accident injury lawyer at Sieben Edmunds Miller. We will work hard on your case to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries as a result of a boating accident. For example, you may be able to recover damages for:
Loss of salary or wages if you are unable to work
Doctor, medical and rehabilitation expenses
Related home care costs
Other services for your family that you can’t provide while recovering
Emotional distress and suffering, both short- and long-term
Other expenses and damages
Consult A Boat Accident Injury Lawyer For Free
You may have many questions about a personal injury claim you might have as a result of a boating accident. Feel free to call a boat accident lawyer at Sieben Edmunds Miller to discuss your case at no cost or obligation. We are experienced at handling personal injury cases resulting from a boat accident whether you are in Minnetonka, Mendota Heights, Eagan, Dakota County, Minneapolis, St. Paul or anywhere in Minnesota.