Boating Accidents in Virginia
Newport News Injury Attorney Serving All Hampton Roads Cities & Counties
Boating and other recreational water sports are popular forms of recreation
throughout Virginia. Whether on the state's beaches by the Atlantic
Ocean or at Chesapeake Bay or any of the commonwealth's lakes, recreational
waters provide hours of enjoyment for residents and visitors. Although
the ocean, bay, rivers, streams, and lakes should be places of relaxation,
negligence on the part of another individual can result in serious injuries and
wrongful death. At Larry King Law, our Newport News boating accident lawyer has nearly
40 years of experience that can be put to use for the benefit of your
case. Pursue just compensation with our firm's legal guidance.
Were you injured in a boating accident?
With the increase in recreational boating, the risk of associated injury
has also increased, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
About 200,000 personal water crafts (PWCs) are sold each year with more
than 1 million already in operation. For recreational vessels such as
PWCs, the primary cause of fatalities is blunt force trauma caused by
another operator's negligence.
Drowning is also a tragic result of boating accidents. If a boater has failed to
follow the laws pertaining to boating, he or she can be held liable for
damages. Some of the boating laws that should be followed include:
- Drinking and Boating
- Speed limits
- Safety equipment
- Proper lighting
- Yielding right-of-way
Consult Our Newport News Injury Lawyer
The owner or operator of the other boat can be held responsible for your
injuries if the accident was caused by operator negligence, driving under
the influence, or failure to keep a proper lookout. If you are pursuing
a claim for compensation because of a boating accident, we encourage you
to have your case evaluated by a member of our firm. Your case can be
aggressively handled by our Newport News boating accident attorney. At
Larry King Law, we can fight for your right to compensation from the responsible party.
Contact our Newport News attorney today if you are in need of legal guidance!