Cincinnati Swimmer Collisions Lawyers
Lakes and rivers are some of the most popular weekend getaways in the United States, and millions of people each year spend time swimming, boating, and enjoying our nation’s waterways. Unfortunately this means that there are frequently times when swimmers and boaters will be occupying the same waters, and a boater who is not diligent and aware can pose a serious risk to swimmers in their path.
Boating collisions with swimmers are frightening and serious incidents which frequently result in serious injury or drowning. If you or someone you loved has been injured by a negligent boater, you may be able to seek financial compensation. Contact the skilled and experienced Cincinnati swimmer collision attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 to discuss the details of your case.
Dangers of Boat-Swimmer Collisions
The risks associated with a collision between a recreational watercraft and a swimmer are enormous, owing to a combination of the mass of a motorboat and the fact that due to the nature of the collision head trauma is almost always involved. The following are representative of the injuries that can result from a collision:
- Head Trauma
- Spinal Injuries
- Severe Lacerations (Propeller Incidents)
Tragically, if a swimmer loses consciousness or is unable to come to the surface, he or she may drown. The risk of drowning is compounded in a swimmer collision due to the fact that swimmers are generally not wearing life jackets and are likely to be taken by surprise in most cases.
Anyone who operates a watercraft must take care to avoid causing harm to those who are in the water. If you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless boater, the experienced Cincinnati personal injury lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, will work tirelessly to help you seek the compensation you need. Contact us today by calling 513-321-7733 for a free consultation.