Boating Accidents

Boating Accident Attorney in Forsyth County

Aiding Individuals Injured in Georgia Waters

The great state of Georgia is known for its many lakes and rivers, as well as its coast, which is why countless individuals flock to the water annually, especially in the summer, to enjoy outings and adventures on boats and watercraft. Unfortunately, this also means that our law firm has seen its fair share of boating accident cases. Though some accidents are unavoidable, there are many that are caused by someone’s carelessness or negligence. The Musgrove Law Firm is a local law firm that understands the types of accidents clients in Georgia can face. Our boating accident attorney in Forsyth County is well-versed in boating accidents and has handled countless personal injury cases successfully. Our team always puts our clients’ best interests first and makes sure they feel understood before we proceed with our work. You can trust us to achieve favorable results.

Contact our team online or at (470) 347-1515 for a free consultation. The sooner you call us, the sooner you can cover your costs and focus on the healing process.

Common Types of Boating Accidents

There are many ways you can be injured in a boating accident. While on a river, lake, or at sea, it’s just as important to remain alert when steering boats as it is when you’re driving on the road. You’re not the only person on the water – others around you depend on you to create a safe environment, but they can also be the ones to put you at risk, too.

Common accidents that occur on boats include:

  • Injuries caused by propellers
  • Injuries caused by inexperienced boat operators who aren’t qualified or lack valid licenses
  • Head-to-head collisions between boats and jet skis as a result of overcrowding, speeding, and not being mindful of staying within your channel on the water
  • Accidents caused by overloading
  • Accidents caused by defective or malfunctioning boats
  • Collisions with docks and buoys
  • Nighttime accidents as a result of improper lighting
  • Failure to carry safety equipment on board

Many of these accidents are caused by carelessness or a lack of experience. Even when you’re going out on a boat for a casual party or even just for an hour-long cruise, you must be prepared at all times and aware of your surroundings. Some accidents are also caused by intoxicated boating. Georgia prohibits individuals from driving boats of they have a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% -- the same requirements applied to drivers of cars.

Statute of Limitations in Georgia

All states have their own statute of limitations when it comes to filing personal injury claims, including Georgia. A statute of limitations is the amount of time that individuals have to file a claim from the date of injury to secure financial compensation. When a claimant files a claim after the statute of limitations has passed, their case will most likely be dismissed and they will lose their opportunity to recover damages, even if they deserve it, and the at-fault party walks free.

In Georgia, boating accident victims have two years from the date of their accident to file their claim. It’s important to get started on your case right away to ensure that you can hire an attorney, collect evidence, fill out paperwork, and file your claim while giving yourself enough time.

Contact our team online or at (470) 347-1515 for a free consultation. The sooner you call us, the sooner you can cover your costs and focus on the healing process.

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Settlements & verdicts

  • $325,000 Premises Liability

    I represented a young girl who was injured by a fixture on a commercial property, fracturing her leg and requiring surgery.

  • $250,000 Elderly rear-end collision

    Due to the speed of the crash, as well as my client’s fragile condition, he sustained significant injuries and underwent 2 years of treatment.

  • $220,000 Ride Share Collision

    Four passenger side swiped in interstate, caused to collide with a median wall. Foreign students with limited English and unable to navigate the medical process.

  • $163,000 Run-away truck

    My client was hit by a defective truck while standing in her driveway. The impact injured multiple areas of her body and resulting in nerve ablation surgery.

  • $136,000 Commercial Bus Wreck

    A tractor-trailer pulled out in front of the bus, which was traveling too fast. The bus driver was killed in the collision.

  • $100,000 Grocery store slip and fall

    My client slipped in water near the deli of a grocery store. She injured her hip, requiring surgery.

  • $100,000 Run-away truck

    A settlement with litigation still ongoing, client was hit by a defective truck while sitting in her vehicle in her friend’s driveway.

  • $75,000 T-Bone

    My client t-boned an elderly gentleman who pulled out in front of her. The impact caused severe whiplash to my client resulting in significant medical treatment.

  • $71,000 T-Bone collision

    Young lady entering her first year of college was t-boned in an intersection. She suffered from terrible anxiety and pre-existing back injuries, which were exacerbated by the crash.

  • $62,000 Roll-over on interstate

    Young mother side swiped on the interstate, caused to enter median and roll 4 times. Crash caught on dashcam. Limited back and neck pain following the collision.

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Why Do I Need a Boating Accident Lawyer?

Our boating accident attorney can protect your potential case and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible. Georgia boating laws can be complex and require a trained eye to understand and interpret the nuances of the laws and your unique situation. Additionally, the people or entities who caused your boating accident most likely have insurance companies that are always looking for ways to undermine claims and avoid paying compensation.

Our team may be small, but we have the necessary experience, skills, and resources needed to build your claim and secure payment for damages. We can investigate the scene of your accident and negotiate a settlement that offers benefits for you and your family.

Why You Need Ben Musgrove on Your Side

  • No Fees, Unless We Win
  • Available 24/7
  • Home & Hospital Visits
  • Work Directly With the Attorney
  • Personalized & Passionate Representation