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Augusta, Georgia Boating Accident Attorney

Boating accidents are tragedies that can cause serious to fatal injuries. They are life-altering incidents that can lead to expensive medical bills, disability, and many related losses. Most boating accidents are preventable. If someone’s carelessness caused your boating accident, you may be eligible for compensation. If that is the case, an attorney can help you through this process.

If you were injured while boating on Diamond Lakes, Lake Olmstead, Clarks Hill Lake, or another body of water near Augusta, Georgia, contact the lawyers at Nicholson Revell LLP. Call (706) 722-8784 for a free consultation.

Why Clients Choose Us

  • Our personal injury attorneys have recovered over $140 million in settlements and jury verdicts.
  • We have a reputation for excellence within Georgia’s legal community.
  • Our attorneys are selective in their cases, giving them ample time to dedicate to each client.
  • We are passionate about what we do and believe in holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions.

How a Boating Accident Attorney Can Help

Hiring an attorney can help you avoid common mistakes during the boating accident claims process, such as missing your deadline to file or accepting a settlement that doesn’t adequately cover your losses and future needs. Your lawyer will understand personal injury laws and how to navigate the claims process in Georgia. An attorney can take care of the four key phases of a claim for you:

  1. Documentation. Collecting evidence to document your accident and injuries.
  2. Investigation. Determining who is responsible for causing your boating accident.
  3. Negotiation. Talking with an insurance company on your behalf for fair case results.
  4. Litigation. Bringing your boating accident case to trial in Georgia, if necessary.

While you focus on healing from your serious injuries, your attorney can handle your injury claim on your behalf. You can rest assured that the abilities and skill of your attorney will obtain the best possible outcome for your claim. Having legal representation gives you an advocate to protect your rights and demand justice for you during the legal process.

Types of Boating Accidents Our Law Firm Handles

Every year, hundreds of boating accidents get reported to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The vast majority of these accidents occur due to preventable boat operator mistakes and errors, such as being careless or reckless. At Nicholson Revell LLP, we accept all types of boating accident cases, including:

  • Boat-to-boat collisions
  • Boat-to-dock collisions or other fixed-object collisions
  • Boating under the influence accidents
  • High-speed collisions
  • Boat operator inattention
  • Going out in dangerous weather
  • Failure to carry the proper safety equipment onboard
  • Maintenance-related accidents
  • Overcrowding or overloading the boat
  • Human contact with propellers
  • Boat defect accidents

Our boating accident attorneys in Augusta have spent years representing clients and getting to the bottom of who and what causes collisions on the water. We believe most boating accidents are not accidents at all; they are preventable disasters that stem from negligence. We are passionate about holding those at fault accountable.

What Legal Remedies Are Available?

Negligence in personal injury law is a careless act or omission that leads to injury or harm to others. If your lawyer can prove that someone was negligent and this is what caused your boating accident in Augusta, you could receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Losses of income
  • Boat repairs or the full pre-crash value of a totaled boat
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional injuries
  • Funeral expenses (for wrongful death)
  • Punitive damages

The most common legal remedy for a boating accident is an insurance settlement. However, if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair amount for your losses, your lawyer can take the case to trial instead.

Contact Nicholson Revell LLP Today About Your Boating Accident

Discuss the details of your boating accident case with an attorney in Augusta for more information today. Our local lawyers at Nicholson Revell LLP are prepared to help you fight for the financial recovery you deserve. Contact us for a free case review today.