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    Boat Accident Attorneys In Las Vegas

    Boat accidents can leave you severely injured, confused and perplexed. In case of an unfortunate event such as this, our boat accident attorneys at Anthem Injury Lawyers are here to steer you in the right direction and help you sail through the tedious legal process so you can get the maximum compensation for your boating accident case.

    Boat accidents and collisions in Nevada are more common than you think. There are many lakes and water bodies in this land-locked state. An enjoyable day at Lake Mead can quickly turn into a devastating event for boaters that can lead to serious injuries such as brain injuries. These accidents happen when you least expect them. It is critical you speak to a boat accident lawyer in case you or a loved one is in such an unfortunate situation.

    Did you know boating under the influence is a leading cause of boat accidents in Nevada?

    Boating is a recreational, fun activity and people often get carried away and indulge in alcoholic beverages. Boating under the influence (BUI) is as dangerous as driving under the influence (DUI) and is one of the common causes of boating accidents. Therefore, BUI is a criminal offense in Nevada if the alcohol/blood level is 0.08 or higher.

    Our boat accident attorneys advise you to do the following in case of a boating accident:

    A boating accident can leave you bewildered. However, according to our Las Vegas boating accident attorneys, it is essential to do the right thing following such a disaster, to ensure safety and maximize your right to seek full compensation for your injury case.

    The first thing you need to do is call for help. It is critical to get the help you need as soon as possible following a boating accident. Next, make sure you (and your passengers) are wearing life jackets. Do what you can to minimize the risk of drowning until the coast guard or another authority can get to the accident scene. The boat operator should take a look at the boat to make sure there are no equipment failures or leaking oil. Boating accidents can occur on all types of boats including sailboats and cruise ships.

    As soon as you have been rescued, get a full medical evaluation done just like you would after a car accident, and take care of any injuries. Our team will make sure your medical expenses are covered and you are fully represented after a boating accident in Nevada.

    Last but not the least, our boat accident attorneys will counsel you to report the accident.

    You will need legal representation, and our boating accident attorneys are available for a free consultation. As soon as you are out of danger, make us your first port of call. We are here to fight for you so you can get maximum compensation for your boating accident injuries.

    Boat owners should document everything. As soon as you get a chance, try and recall as many details as you can both leading to and following the accident. This documentation will be very helpful in getting you maximum compensation later on.

    Often, insurance agencies will try and settle with you so they can close the case. However, these settlements are never enough; so make sure you contact your personal injury attorney before speaking to insurance companies.

    Prevention is always better than cure.

    If you take appropriate safety measures, you can avoid or minimize the damage that results from boating accidents. Here are some precautionary steps you can take to make your next recreational boating trip both safe and fun.

    1. Always wear a life jacket.
    2. Do not drink alcohol while on the water and while operating a personal watercraft or jet ski. Make sure you have a designated driver.
    3. Follow all the rules, regulations and guidelines. They are created for your safety.
    4. Try and plan your trips when the weather conditions are favorable.
    5. Make sure you have the technology to help you alert authorities in times of distress.

    Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas Before the Insurance Companies

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a watercraft accident in Las Vegas, contact our law offices today. Our law firm provides free case evaluations and steers boating accident victims in the right direction. Our attorneys will get you the maximum compensation for your injuries and medical bills.

    Click here to view answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury and Boating Accident Claims.

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