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San Antonio Boat Accident Attorney

Boating collisions account for far too many injuries and fatalities in Texas each year. Whether you were involved in a recreational boat accident or have a family member who died working on a boat or barge, the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm is here to help. We offer compassionate, experienced, and supportive representation to families who are piecing their lives together after a serious or fatal boat accident. Contact us for caring legal advice and advocacy.

Let the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm get to work

If you have sustained an injury in a boating accident, you need to secure assistance from a trusted San Antonio boat accident attorney. The Villarreal & Begum Law Firm has the experience you need for this case.

  • We focus exclusively on personal injury law, giving us an advantage over firms they do not specialize in this particular practice area.
  • We attribute our 99% case success rate to the fact that we give each client the specialized attention they deserve. We carefully assess each situation before formulating a comprehensive case strategy designed to meet your needs.
  • We take boat accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs and only owe us legal fees after we secure the compensation you deserve.

How will an attorney help this case?

To secure compensation for boating accident injuries, your attorney will need to conduct a thorough investigation in order to prove liability. Using vast resources and experience, your San Antonio boat accident attorney will:

  • Gather all evidence related to the crash.
  • Obtain your medical records and have them evaluated by a medical professional.
  • Handle all communications in negotiation with the defendant in order to secure the compensation you deserve.
  • Prepare to take your case to trial, if necessary to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.

How common are boat accident injuries?

The United States Coast Guard is tasked with keeping track of boating accidents in the United States. During the latest reporting year in the country, they reported that there were 4,291 total boating accidents that caused 2,629 injuries and 658 fatalities. The Coast Guard also showed that the total number of boating accidents have been increasing steadily over the last few years.

According to the Coast Guard, the primary contributing factors of boating accident injuries includes:

  • Operator Inattention
  • Improper Lookout
  • Excessive Speed
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Alcohol Use
  • Navigation Rules Violation
  • Sharp turns
  • Machinery failure

All boat owners and operators should ensure that the boating crew is properly trained to do their jobs. There should always be enough life jackets on board a vessel and everyone on board should know how to use them. Recreational boating companies should regularly inspect and maintain their vessels in order to ensure optimal working conditions.

The Villarreal & Begum Law Firm represents San Antonio boat accident victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from various types of watercraft accidents, such as:

  • Boating collisions
  • Speedboat wrecks
  • Jet ski accidents
  • Barge accidents
  • Personal watercraft accident

Boating collision injuries are frequently caused by other boaters who are intoxicated and collide with swimmers or other boats, boats that collide with rafts or docks, young boat operators that are driving without proper supervision, defective parts, and many other factors. We are committed to getting to the bottom of what happened.

When Boat Accidents Change Lives…

Lakes, rivers, and Gulf Coast waters are dangerous elements. Tides and currents are unpredictable. In many cases, it is not the accident or collision that causes injury or death, but rather what happens after the accident that causes the real damage. People are pulled under by the current and suffer brain damage from lack of oxygen or worse — they drown. People jumping into the water to escape a boat fire may dive into shallow water and suffer spinal cord injury. Or, accident survivors don’t flee the area fast enough and are too close when the engine explodes — resulting in burn injuries or death.

What kind of compensation is available?

If you or somebody you know has been injured in a boating accident caused by another person’s negligence, there may be several types of compensation available. At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we will investigate what happened and want to secure the following:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the boat crash
  • Any income you lost if you could not work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the boat owner or boat company

The total amount of compensation you receive will depend on several factors, including the severity of the injuries, your total expected medical costs, whether or not you are disabled, and more.

Get Help from a San Antonio Boat Accident Lawyer

At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we use our skills and resources to properly investigate the cause of the accident as well as the injuries so that we can properly determine liability. As a result, we are capable of recovering rightful compensation on your behalf.