If you’ve been injured in a boating accident that could’ve been prevented, then you may have a case. Portland’s boating accident attorney team at the Dawson Law Group stands ready can guide you through your boating accident claims, ensuring the best possible outcome to your case.
Oregon Boating Accident Laws
While the state of Oregon has several laws to ensure the safety of all boaters, accidents still happen. Under Oregon law, “Anyone involved in a boat accident must give name, address, other required information and aid to injured person(s), including transportation to a hospital if treatment appears necessary or is requested by injured person(s)…Leaving a boat accident scene before performing operator’s duties is a Class C felony punishable by five years in jail and/or a $100,000 fine.”
While a number of circumstances lead to boating accidents, some of the most common causes include speeding, boating operator errors, intoxicated boat operators, lack of training, adverse weather conditions, boating or boating equipment defects, and improper maintenance.
Boating accidents can result in serious injuries, and even death. Boating accident injuries are often the result of a collision with other watercraft, capsized vessels or of falling overboard. Similar to accidents that happen on land, boating accidents can leave victims with pain and setbacks. For example, many victims of boating accidents can succumb to broken limbs, fractures, bruises, cuts, concussions, back injuries, and more. There also may be additional water-related injuries such as severe swimmer’s ear and “waterlogged‘ lungs.
Portland Boating Accident Attorney Can Help You Now
Whether you were injured on a boat during a day of boating with friends or during a day cruise with a company, the Dawson Law Group can assist you. Portland’s Dawson Law Group has the experience and tenacity to fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.
So, end your suffering and contact Portland’s most skilled boating accident attorney team, the Dawson Law Group, now. Your initial consultation is free.