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Boating Accident Attorney in Fairfield County

Operator inexperience, impaired boaters and equipment failure are among the top causes of boating accidents in Connecticut.

Boating is a popular pastime during the warmer months in Fairfield County. Popular boating and personal watercraft spots include Candlewood Lake, Lake Zoar, Norwalk Harbor and the Long Island Sound.

With so many people in boats, Jet Skis, WaveRunners, Sea Doos and other personal watercraft, accidents are bound to happen. If you are a victim of someone's negligence on the water, or your boat or personal watercraft had a design defect, you can learn about your rights by contacting Vishno Law Firm.

Vishno Law Firm understands the long-term physical, emotional and financial impact a boating accident can have on entire families. While some boating accidents are minor, others lead to serious, potentially life-threatening brain injuries that may result in a wrongful death claim.

Boating accidents are a common cause of personal injury in Fairfield County. Drowning accidents are the most common, but there are many other boating-related injuries. Unmarked wet surfaces may lead to a slip and fall on a boat or a dock. A boat passenger may become injured after being struck by a propeller. A jet skier might even be struck by another boater who isn't paying attention at the time of the crash.

How do Fairfield County boating accidents happen?

The causes of boat accidents cover a wide range. While some accidents on Connecticut waterways may appear to be unavoidable, most accidents are due to human error and can be prevented. Many boaters lack any safety education. Many of them operate boats while they are drunk or impaired by drugs.

It's important for all boat operators and passengers to practice safe boating habits at all times. This includes avoiding operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, and allowing inexperienced boaters to operate the boat. The top causes of boating accidents in Connecticut include the following:

  • Alcohol use
  • Excessive speed
  • Reckless operation
  • Operator inexperience
  • Operator inattention
  • Equipment failure
  • Inadequate safety equipment

Some of the top types of boating accidents include collision with another vessel, flooding or swamping of the vessel, and skier mishap.

Can a boating accident lawyer in Fairfield County help me?

The days, weeks and months after a boating accident are an unquestionably difficult time for injury victims. You may face a long, painful recovery process. Medical bills and lost wages from missing work add up fast. The insurance company may be delaying the processing of your claim or even denying your claim.

With so much at stake, it's important to call an experienced and accomplished Fairfield County boating accident lawyer.  Talk to Vishno Law Firm today. Call 888-222-1688 to schedule a free case consultation at our Fairfield or New Haven office locations. You pay nothing unless you win. There's no obligation to speak with a highly skilled attorney about your boating accident. Serving Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury, Waterbury and Shelton.