Every year, thousands of Americans are injured in boating accidents or by trains through no fault of their own.
If you or a family member has been injured, it is vital that you contact a responsible attorney immediately. You have a limited amount of time to seek compensation for injuries related to these kinds of accidents.
Boating is an extremely popular form of recreation in the Gulf Coast region. Accidents can happen, and they often involve some form of negligence. According to the United States Coast Guard, 4,064 recreational boating accidents occurred in 2014. These accidents included 610 deaths, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million dollars of damage to property. The Coast Guard sites the following reasons as top causes for accidents:
- Operator inattention
- Improper lookout
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speed
- Alcohol use
- Machinery failure
- Navigation rules violation
- Hazardous waters
- Force of wave/wake
If you or a family member have suffered injuries as a result of a boating accident, you may be entitled to damages for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Call DeJean Law Office today and let us develop a thorough plan to ensure you and your family are protected.
Incidents caused by trains moving at high speeds through residential and commercial areas occur every year in the United States, and can be the result of:
- Human/railroad worker error
- Failures with signals
- Poor conditions on tracks
- Improperly maintained equipment
In addition, accidents can happen to workers on rail yards and on trains. Railroad companies can be found negligent if they have:
- Failed to establish safe working conditions
- Failed to train employees
- Overworked employees
- Failed to maintain equipment and other issues.
Such situations can be intimidating for those effected because railroads fight litigation aggressively. Call us immediately if you or your family has been injured so we can get started right away.