Chicago Boating Accident Lawyer
Boating accidents can occur as a result of a driver’s error, inexperience, or intoxication, as well as factors such as unexpected equipment failure or adverse weather. Regardless of the reason, serious injury or even death can occur, and it is incumbent on the operator of a watercraft to exercise care in avoiding harm to others.
The primary factor in determining whether a boat driver is subject to legal action is negligence. Negligence can encompass obvious things like mistakes or intoxication, but it can also extend to external factors. For instance, if a boat accident occurs on Lake Michigan due to equipment failure, and the boat operator had previously neglected to repair or maintain the equipment in question, they may be deemed negligent and thus subject to legal action. It is imperative for boat operators to exercise the same level of care when driving their watercraft as they do with their motor vehicle — anything less can be a danger to themselves and others.
If you have been in a boating accident in Illinois, contact Rubens and Kress for a free consultation — we stand ready to discuss the facts of your case and help you seek the compensation you deserve.