Many people do not realize just how popular boating activities are in and around Akron. Each year, as the weather starts to warm up, plenty of our citizens hit the water in commercial or private watercraft. However, there may come a time when you need an Akron boat accident attorney.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are here to help. We understand these cases and will work diligently to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. You should not be on the line because of someone else’s negligence.

When Fun Turns Into Disaster

We know that there are plenty of ways for people to have fun on the water around Akron. Not only do we have lakes around the city to have fun on, but we also are not far away from the water wonderland of Lake Erie. However fun the water may be, we know that boat incidents do happen.

There are a few ways that people enjoy time on the water. Some people have their own boats while others enjoy spending time on a friend’s boat. Other times, you may choose to rent a boat or charter one with a crew.

One thing is certain, the boat owners and crew have a responsibility to everyone on board. When heading out for recreation, they must always ensure that:

  • The boat is in good working order
  • All maritime laws are followed
  • Weather conditions are closely monitored
  • There are enough life jackets on the boat for everyone on board

When a boat crash occurs, there is a high likelihood of serious injuries to occur. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of a boating incident:

  • Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

These injuries can lead to extremely high medical costs for victims. If a person needs extended rehabilitation and recovery time, they may not be able to earn an income. If they are permanently disabled, their entire financial livelihood could be in jeopardy.

  • A boat crash victim should not be on the line when they are injured due to the negligence of another person.

*Please know that there are federal laws in place to protect people who work primarily on the water and are injured. They are covered under special types of compensation laws.

Your Next Steps

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating incident that was caused by another person or a boat company, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are going to get to work on your behalf immediately. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need an Akron boat accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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