Minneapolis Boating Accident Attorneys
Minnesota is the land of 1000 lakes which means there are 1000 opportunities to enjoy a day out on the boat. Boating is one of Minnesota’s greatest pastimes with everyone flocking to the water during the summer. However, because of this widespread use of boats, Minnesota has one of the highest fatality and accident rates on the water. If you or someone you love has been injured by a boating accident caused by the negligence of someone else, contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC today to see how we can help.
Boating Accidents Causes and Concerns
There are a number of injuries, illnesses and accidents that can occur on the water. Just because you are away from the highway does not mean you are free from collisions and other concerns. Below are just a few of the boating accidents our lawyers can help you with:
- Reckless boating, speeding, negligence
- Water sports accidents and injuries
- Boating while intoxicated
- Boating while under the influence
- Stationary object collisions
- Swimmer collisions
- Boating defects, manufacturer or mechanical problems
Just because you are in the water does not mean you are free from serious injuries caused by a boating trip gone wrong. Some of the most common injuries we see from boating accidents include:
- Loss of limbs
- Permanent disability
- Ear and eye injuries
- Traumatic head injuries such as a skull fractures
- Neck, back and shoulder injuries
In addition to these injuries, you may suffer from a loss of quality of life as well as a loss of income if you are unable to work while recovering. You may be facing additional expenses such as surgeries, medication and in-home care in some instances.
A minnesota injury lawyer representing all ages
Unfortunately, children are often the ones affected in boating accidents. Even though a child may be wearing a life jacket, they are not protected from all the dangers on the water, especially when faced with a collision or a bad accident while tubing, water skiing or wakeboarding. We represent people of all ages suffering from all boating, jet skiing and other water sporting accidents.
Minnesota Jet Ski Accidents Attorney
In addition to boats, jet skis can also be a killer in the water, especially if riding under the influence. If you or someone you love has been killed or seriously injured on a jet ski, then you may be able to be financially compensated. If the Jet Ski was not working properly or if you suffered a collision due to someone else’s negligence then we can help you.
Contact Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyers
You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake. We can work with you to assess your accident and determine who is to blame. In some instances, it may be the fault of a negligent driver while in other accidents it may be the boating manufacturers fault for supplying a faulty engine.
Don’t let a boating accident ruin the rest of your life. Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll-free at 800-732-3070 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.