Lake Powell Boating Accident Lawyer

Lake Powell is considered one of the world’s premier boating destinations, and with so many visitors coming from all over, accidents are bound to happen. A fun day at the lake can quickly turn into a nightmare. If you or a loved one were injured on Lake Powell in any type of boating-related accident, contact us today for a free consultation. You will be connected directly to one of our experienced attorneys, and we will discuss your legal options.

Why Torgenson Law is Right for You

  • For over 20 years we have been advocating for injured clients in all areas of personal injury law.
  • We are known for our reputation for success, as we consistently secure compensation in 99 percent of our cases.
  • We do not charge for our services unless we secure a monetary award for our clients.

Types of Boating Accidents

Just like driving a car, operating a boat is an important task that comes with great responsibility. Unfortunately, many people don’t consider how dangerous it can be to operate a boat. Some of the most common types of boating accidents are:

  • Boats colliding with other boats
  • Flooding/swamping
  • Colliding with a fixed object
  • Falls overboard
  • Water skiing mishaps

Many people go boating on holidays and with large groups, where drinking and partying may be involved. This can easily lead to distractions and recklessness.

Common Causes of Boat Accidents on Lake Powell

A tremendous number of accidents on the water are preventable and involve negligent behavior. Common examples of unsafe or reckless actions that lead to boat accidents include:

  • Operator inexperience
  • Distracted boat operator
  • Operating the boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Inadequate lookout for other boaters, swimmers, or obstructions
  • Excessive speeding
  • Failure of machinery
  • Hazardous weather conditions

Over half of all accidental tourist deaths at Lake Powell are caused by recreational boating and swimming, according to a study published in the Journal of Travel Medicine. When the necessary precautions for maintaining the safety of operators and passengers aren’t taken, even the smallest of accidents can have deadly consequences.

Why You Need a Lawyer after a Boating Accident

In order to claim the damages you are entitled to, you will need a strong case to prove the negligence of another individual and that your injuries were caused by the accident. A lawyer will have the resources to build your case, using:

  • Eye witness interviews
  • Investigations of the scene of the accident
  • Expert reviews and accident reconstruction
  • Any video footage of the accident
  • Research into the boat operator’s credentials and history

Once a thorough investigation is completed, your lawyer will handle negotiations and may reach a settlement with the insurance company for the responsible party. In doing so, a lawyer who is fighting for you, will not accept a settlement offer that is unjustifiably low. Your case may then be taken before a judge and jury if the negligent party does not treat you fairly, which takes skill and experience to win.

Let a Lawyer Help You

Our Glen Canyon boat accident lawyers can offer you the legal aid you need after a wreck on the water. You will get honest, skilled care from our team at Torgenson Law. Call us at (602) 759-0012 or complete our online contact form to start getting the help you need today.