A BOAT ACCIDENT LAWYER CAN PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS

Maritime accidents in and around Oklahoma City, OK, can be expensive, traumatic, and can cause life-threatening injuries. The Tawwater Law Firm can fight for your restitution to help you recover the damages inflicted upon your health, your vehicle, and your finances. With more than 30 years of experiencing representing victims of motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury cases, you can feel confident that a boat accident lawyer from our firm will provide the aggressive legal representation you need. To discuss your case with an attorney, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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Boat Accidents in Oklahoma

Although the number of boat accidents that occur each year in Oklahoma is much lower than in other states, a significant portion involve fatalities and other serious injuries. A boat accident may involve multiple boats with multiple passengers, or could just involve one boat and its passengers. Additionally, these accidents may involve those in the water. Maritime accidents include all forms of watercraft, so an accident involving a jet ski, for example, is also classified as a “boat accident”.

Incidents Involving Alcohol

Just as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal, it is also illegal to operate any type of watercraft while under the influence. However, many individuals continue to do so. In the state of Oklahoma, the legal limit to operate a boat is 0.08 percent. This means if your blood alcohol content (BAC), as measured by a breath or blood test, is at or above that percentage you are breaking the law. You can also be considered under the influence if alcohol, drugs, or other substances have impaired your ability to safely operate your watercraft, regardless of your BAC.

Common Injuries in Maritime Accidents

Injuries in boating accidents are often played down and are made to seem less serious than they are. In reality, these accidents can present greater and more serious risks than other types of accidents. Drowning is a high possibility after any maritime accident, as victims may have suffered injuries that make it difficult to remain afloat. It is an even greater risk for victims who are rendered unconscious.

The Tawwater Law Firm recognizes the risk of boating accidents and the significant and irreparable damages they can cause. We will work with you personally to investigate your case and determine which parties are to blame for the accident. 

There are also risks of serious injuries for swimmers, as the propellers of motorized boats can cause serious lacerations, broken bones, and more. In addition to drowning and injuries resulting form propellers, other common injuries include:

  • Head, neck, and spinal cord injuries, which may result in brain damage or paralysis
  • Deep lacerations and significant blood loss
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Damage to internal organs

The Tawwater Law Firm recognizes the risk of boating accidents and the significant and irreparable damages they can cause. We will work with you personally to investigate your case and determine which parties are to blame for the accident. 

Work with a Team of Expert Attorneys

While you focus on your recovery, we can negotiate on your behalf with the negligent party’s insurance company to secure an appropriate settlement. If an agreement cannot be reached, we are prepared to go to court to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love was the victim in a boating accident, contact The Tawwater Law Firm online or call (405) 607-1400 for a consultation. 

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