How prevalent are boating accidents in Georgia? In 2018, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reported 185 boating under the influence (BUI) cases, 125 boating incidents, and 75 reported injuries. Boating accidents in Georgia may not be quite as common as auto accidents, but these numbers show that they are not as rare as you might think.
We take on a significant number of cases each year involving injuries caused by boating accidents. These cases often result from accidents that occur on the lakes throughout Georgia, such as Lake Lanier or Lake Oconee. Some cases also involve boating accidents that occur along the Georgia coastline. Our Georgia boat accident attorneys are experienced in local navigational laws, which provide the legal underpinnings of many boating accident injury cases. The injuries we encounter often include orthopaedic injury, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, wrongful death and drowning, and coma. Frequently, drug and alcohol abuse are the cause of these horrible injuries.Representing Victims of Boating Accidents in Georgia
If you've been injured in a boating accident in Georgia, you may think that you are out of luck or that you will never see compensation for your medical bills and other expenses. However, simply being a passenger or operator of a boat on a busy waterway does not automatically mean that you are at fault or that you must assume the risk of injury. Navigational rules and laws are in place to protect boaters in Georgia, and we can help you evaluate your case and if you are owed compensation for your injuries in a Georgia boating accident.
If you have questions or concerns about a boating accident, please don't hesitate to call the expert boating accident attorneys at McAleer Law today. You can reach us online or at 404-622-5337.