Boating Accidents

Knoxville Boating Accident Attorney

Suffered an Injury in a Boating Accident in Tennessee?

Boating and using other watercraft is an enjoyable and relaxing form of recreation in Tennessee. However, accidents and injuries happen every year. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, there were 136 reported incidents in 2016, resulting in 22 deaths and 79 injuries.

If you have been injured in a boating accident, our Knoxville personal injury attorney at The Bowlin Law Firm can help you pursue damages if the incident involved the negligence of another party. With more than a decade of legal experience, we can provide knowledgeable and skilled legal representation to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve. Do not hesitate to obtain experienced legal representation immediately.

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Common Causes of Boating Accidents

Boat operators have a legal obligation to use reasonable care while boating and may be held liable for any damages related to the injuries if the victim can prove negligence. Negligence occurs if the defendant failed to act in a reasonably safe manner, and this failure resulted in your injuries.

  • The following are the most common causes of boating accidents:
  • Operator inexperience – The leading contributing cause of injury incidents is operator inexperience. A novice boater may not be quick enough to recognize signs of trouble, lack the experience to make sound decisions regarding navigation, or underestimate water and weather conditions. By contrast, an experienced boater can recognize potential hazards and understands how to avoid them.
  • Alcohol use – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol use was involved in one in five fatal boating accidents. Just like drunk driving a motor vehicle, boating and alcohol do not mix.
  • Speed – Small watercraft provide a great opportunity for accelerating at high speeds. However, operating a boat at such speed leaves practically no time for a boat operator to react to an unexpected situation.
  • Equipment failure – Boat owners are responsible to ensure the watercraft is working in sufficient order. When an important boat component fails, it can result in a devastating accident.
  • Weather conditions – Bad weather, such as a storm, can be a nightmare for boaters. Not only does it cause thrashing waves that could damage the boat, but strong winds can bake it difficult to steer the vessel and heavy rains can make it virtually impossible to see.

Ready to Help You Recover from Injury Today!

Each boating incident is different. The type and amount of damages you may receive will depend on the cause of the accident, the location of the incident, the types of vessels involved, and the severity of your injury. Our Knoxville personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system to help you get the best results possible.

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Founding Attorney Troy L. Bowlin II

Founding attorney, Troy L. Bowlin has the education, skill set, experience and in-depth knowledge necessary to provide clients with unparalleled representation. As a result of his unmatched legal services, he has been recognized by his peers and included on the 2013 Mid-South Rising Stars list. When you choose to secure his representation, you will not be disappointed. He can offer you the guidance and hard-hitting advocacy that you require in order to succeed.

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