Nashville Boat Accident Attorney
Representing the Injured Throughout Tennessee
Recreational boating is a great way to enjoy the summer and experience
the waterways of Tennessee. However, boating is a potentially-dangerous
activity due to the high speeds and natural dangers of the water. If you
or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, you deserve justice
in the form of compensation.
Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge is a firm that is committed to helping
injured and grieving clients receive the resources they need to move forward
in their lives. Our work is about providing for the medical and emotional
needs of our clients, while providing a measure of closure. Our attorneys
are nationally-recognized and award-winning, and our practice has resulted in
millions recovered on behalf of our clients.
Do not let your pain go unanswered — call (615) 933-2893 for a
free consultation today.
Boating Accident Statistics, Causes, & Legal Implications
The U.S. Coast Guard recently released their findings for 2014 boating
accidents. There were a total of 4,064 accidents that resulted in 610
fatalities and 2,678 injuries. These numbers, unfortunately, show a 10%
increase in the rate of fatalities per 100,000 boating vehicles and a
9% increase in deaths overall.
The Coast Guard reported the top five causes for boating accidents, which are:
- Distracted pilot
- Improper lookout
- Inexperienced driver at the helm
- Excessive speed
- Substance usage (alcohol)
The Coast Guard reports that of these causes, alcohol is the most prevalent.
Where the cause of the accident was known, alcohol was present 20% of the time.
Hire Attorneys with a Record of Success & Experience
Boaters have a legal responsibility to operate their boats safely. When
they fail to do this and someone is injured, the law finds them responsible.
If you have been injured by a negligent boater, especially involving factors
like those above, our firm can handle your case the right way.
We conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that every possible cause
behind your injury is revealed. Our seasoned trial litigators fight to
hold those at fault accountable, and we work to recover maximum compensation
for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Entrust your case to our experienced team—call (615) 933-2893!