Arizona

Flagstaff Boating Accident Attorney

There are plenty of areas in and around Flagstaff where residents and visitors can enjoy boating activities, and there is no harm in enjoying some fun out on the water. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of boat owners or operators lead to major injuries for those on board. At Torgenson Law, we are here to help if you need a Flagstaff boating accident attorney by your side. We have extensive experience handling complex injury claims throughout the state of Arizona, and we also understand what it takes to secure compensation in the aftermath of a boat crash. We will stand up to aggressive insurance carriers, boat owners, or recreation companies to help you through this.

Why Choose Torgenson Law for Help With Your Case?

  • The Flagstaff personal injury attorneys at Torgenson Law handle each case with a client-centered approach in mind. We make sure that injury victims understand where their cases stand every step of the way.
  • We have spent more than two decades handling only personal injury cases, which gives us a deep understanding of the laws and processes necessary to help our clients recover maximum compensation.
  • We take Flagstaff boat accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means the clients will not have to pay any legal fees until after we recover the compensation they need.

What Will an Attorney Do to Help a Flagstaff Boat Accident Claim?

Boat accident claims need to be handled differently than other types of personal injury cases. Specifically, there are typically various parties that need to be investigated after these incidents occur. This can include the person who was operating the boat when the crash occurred as well as the owner or operator of the vessel.

A skilled Flagstaff boat accident attorney can use their resources to obtain all evidence needed to prove liability. This can include:

  • Any training records or certifications of the operator
  • Maintenance and inspection records of the boat
  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Photo or video surveillance of the incident
  • Law enforcement accident reports

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Boat Accident Claim?

Data provided by the U.S. Coast Guard gives us a good indication of how boat accidents arise in and around the Flagstaff area. Each year, the Coast Guard evaluates all reported boat accidents and their determined causes. During the latest reporting year, the top ten causes of boating crashes across the country included the following:

  • Operator inattention
  • Improper lookout
  • Operator inexperience
  • Excessive speed
  • Alcohol use
  • Machinery failure
  • Navigation rules violation
  • Inclement weather
  • Hazardous waters
  • The force of wave or wake

Unfortunately, boat accidents often result in severe injuries for those involved. The reality is that most boat passengers are not restrained, and this can lead to them being tossed around violently anytime an incident occurs. In some cases, boaters are thrown overboard as a result of an accident.

Contact a Flagstaff Boat Accident Attorney Today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a boat accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a boat owner or operator, the team at Torgenson Law is standing by to help today. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate complex boat accident cases, and we understand what it takes to obtain the compensation you need. This can include coverage of your medical bills, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, lost wages, and more. When you need a Flagstaff boat accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here to fill out our contact form or calling us at (602) 641-3007.