Athens Boating Accident Lawyer
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Being on the water, whether you are fishing, skiing, or simply going for a joy ride, is one of life’s great pleasures. With several lakes near Athens, including Oconee, Burton, Lanier and Hartwell, residents have plenty of options to enjoy the water. However, there are some people who choose to not abide by the rules that are designed to keep everyone safe on the waterways. When those few people break the safety rules and people are injured in these situations, the injured victim will need professional legal representation to ensure that justice is provided to them.
When an accident happens on the water, it is crucial to contact an experienced Athens boating accident attorney like Joshua W. Branch.
Facts About Boating Injuries
According to the United States Coast Guard, there were nearly 12 million recreational boats registered in the U.S. in 2015 and more than 327,000 on the water in Georgia. Our own Athens-Clarke County is home to nearly 425 miles of waterways. Unfortunately, 85 boating accidents occurred in Georgia in 2015 alone, resulting in 51 injuries and 22 deaths. Georgia was ranked in the top ten for reported boating deaths during that year after boating deaths increased by nearly 70% from 2014 to 2015.
Many of these casualties could have been prevented if boaters followed the laws and safety rules laid out to protect them. Boats upon the navigable waters of this state are governed by rules and regulations in a similar manner as automobiles. The State of Georgia has a list of rules and regulations which govern boating use.
Causes of Boating Accidents
Improper operation, such as operator inattention, failure to assess the waterway, or alcohol use, was the primary contributing factor in more than 2,000 boating accidents across the country in 2015. Not surprisingly, the majority of boating accidents occur in the summer months, when the weather is warm and thousands of people are out enjoying the water. Unfortunately, crowded waterways also increase the risk for collisions with other boats, which accounted for nearly 1,000 boating accidents in 2015 and more than 600 injuries.
Proper compensation for property damage, missed work and medical bills is hard to attain, and when someone suffers a personal injury because of a boating accident and sustain severe injuries caused by another, they will need professional legal representation, advice, and counsel as soon as possible to ensure they receive a fair and reasonable outcome. They need a legal advocate like Josh W. Branch, who is aggressive in protecting their rights but compassionate in understanding what they are going through.
Let The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC Help
Personal injury lawyer Josh W. Branch has the knowledge in both legal and medical fields necessary to fully understand the scope and effect of these unfortunate and avoidable injuries. With his extensive law experience involving areas of property damage, medical bills, and negligent citizens, it is possible for you to be fairly compensated for the value of the accident.
Call us for a free initial consultation at (706) 760-9220 if you or someone you know needs someone like our Athens boating accident lawyer fighting for you.
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$650,000 JB Client v. Pizza Delivery Franchisee
A collision between a texting pizza delivery driver which caused the death of our client's spouse.
$650,000 JB Client v. Negligent Driver
A collision between a negligent driver and our client resulted in serious injuries for our client.
$605,000 JB Client v. Home Health Care Company
A horrible and tragic event occurred while the mother of our clients was under the care of her home health care company.
$580,000 Trucking Case: Confidential Parties
Client sustained a fractured acetabulum when he collided into a tractor-trailer that left its trailer in the roadway.
$550,000 JB Client vs. Negligent Individual Driver
The client sustained severe injuries and then had additional complications.
$525,000 JB client v. Georgia Medical Transportation, Inc.
Client was not properly secured while in transit and was thrown out of his wheelchair and sustained orthopedic fractures.
$350,000 JB client v. Shanna M. Jackson; Superior Court of Walton Co.
Automobile collision case wherein the client who had to undergo a cervical fusion procedure.
$350,000 JB Client v. Tractor-Trailer
Client ran into the back of an illegally parked tractor-trailer.
$330,000 JB client v. Thomas Shirley; Superior Court of Rabun Co.
Automobile collision case tried to verdict in Rabun County for a client who had to undergo a cervical fusion surgery.
$325,000 Severe Car Wreck with a Surgical Component
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