Tulsa Boating Accident Lawyers
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Boating accidents in Oklahoma are unfortunately a fact of life for its residents. If you live in Oklahoma, you know that life on the lake is a top priority for most Oklahomans. In fact, Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state in the U.S., with more than one million surface acres of water and 2,000 more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined. This means more boats, more fishing, more swimming, and sadly more accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident in Oklahoma, please contact the experienced and dedicated attorneys with Richardson, Richardson Boudreaux. With more than 100 years of collective experience, our Tulsa personal injury lawyers know how to pursue these claims in the most effective manner possible. When you retain our firm, you can expect tireless representation from an accident lawyer who truly cares about getting you fair compensation for your injuries.
Boat accident injuries can be life-altering. Call (918) 347-6456 today to learn how our firm can help you.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents in Oklahoma
Any physical injury that happens on or with a ship, boat, ferry, wave runner or jet ski is counted as a boating accident. Serious injuries and deaths ranging in the thousands occur annually in the United States as a result of negligent or reckless handling of boats and watercrafts. Oklahoma boat owners and operators are obligated to keep occupants safe; however, most injuries and accidents happen and are directly caused by the carelessness and negligence of these parties.
The most common causes or factors that lead to boating accidents in Oklahoma are:
Recreational activities – Recreations and sports like water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, etc. can become dangerous if the participants neglect to follow the rules of the water and safety procedures or fail to consider the surrounding environment, water depth, other boats, and other dangers.
Crashing with other boats, flooding, or capsizing – These can be caused by direct or indirect operator negligence; boating while influenced by alcohol, lacking boating skills, or natural factors such as wind, rain, sun, or waves.
Electrocution – This can happen due to a lighting strike, striking a power line, or malfunctioning boat electronics. Lightning strikes are also very dangerous and are a good reason to avoid boating when there is a possibility of storm.
- Fire or explosion – Often, fuel is the reason for most boating fires. Fires and explosions can be caused by improper maintenance of or damage to the boat’s fuel system or engine.
If you are responsible for a boating accident in Oklahoma, or have been injured by someone else’s negligence that caused a boating accident on an Oklahoma lake, contact the law firm of Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux for the advice and counsel you need today.
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Boat accidents can cause serious injuries that impact the rest of your life. If you or someone you love has suffered a severe boating injury, our firm can help you pursue fair compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and much more. Clients who retain our firm can rest easy knowing that they’ve hired an advocate who truly cares about their interests.
Don’t wait to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call our firm now at (918) 347-6456 to discuss your case.