A favorite way to enjoy the beautiful Oklahoma weather is boating. It is an activity that can involve people of all ages. Whether you are the type of person who likes to enjoy a day on the river in your boat or if you are more inclined to take your boat out on a nearby lake, the state offers a wide variety of options that are perfect for families and friends to experience the many different bodies of water that Oklahoma boasts. However, because boating is such a popular activity, the chances of a boating accident occurring are high. Boating accidents usually happen due to the negligence of the person operating the boat or due to alcohol intake. Many people fail to realize that those operating boats are held to the same standards as those who drive cars. This means that the ones responsible for navigating a boat in the waterways must be aware of their surroundings and operate at a safe speed. While it can be easy for boating operators to want to “let loose” on the waters, this is reckless and oftentimes leads to serious injury.
Common Injuries Sustained in Boating Accidents
Boating accidents can be very serious and may also result in death in some cases. The most common type of boat accidents typically involve drowning accidents, which may lead to wrongful death. It is important to note that drowning accidents are not the only type of boat accidents. Injuries sustained due to the negligence of a boat operator may include broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. In some instances, individuals may sustain severe burns from an explosion, electrical short, or an oil or gas fire. Lawyers at Atkins & Markoff have more than 100 years of combined experience working with boating accident cases, which means they are both knowledgeable and qualified to help you file a claim and receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Atkins & Markoff Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident in Oklahoma, it is in your best interest to contact Atkins & Markoff today. Our experienced team of lawyers will fight hard to ensure you receive justice and compensation for your injuries. Our team of experienced lawyers includes Jeffrey Atkins and Dan Markoff, both of whom have played a role in recovering more than $75 million in damages for clients. If you have any questions regarding your rights or how you can seek legal damages from a boating accident, be sure to fill out our online case evaluation form or give us a call today. We are committed to providing you with top-quality service and pride ourselves on working closely with each and every client. Please contact us today so we can get started and help you receive the justice you deserve!