Kansas City Boating Accident Lawyer | Peddicord & Townsend
Has the negligence of a boat owner or operator has caused you harm? At Peddicord & Townsend we have a team of Kansas City boating accident lawyers that want to help. Contact us today!
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Kansas City Boat Accident Attorney

We know that the last thing you ever expect when you hit the water with family or friends is that someone will get hurt. However, you may need a Kansas City boat accident lawyer to help you if the negligence of a boat owner or operator has caused you harm.

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we understand these injury cases and the laws in place to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Let our qualified and experienced team get to work today.

What can happen on the water?

We know that boating can be fun. Whether you want to get some watersports knocked out or are heading out to fish, the number one concern should always be safety. Whether you are heading out on another person’s private boat or are chartering one through a company, we know that there are ways in which another person’s careless or negligent actions can cause serious injuries. This can include:

  • Striking large waves or wakes at high speeds
  • Taking a boat out or continuing in severe weather
  • Striking other objects in the water
  • Overcrowding or overloading the boat
  • Operating a boat at excessive speeds
  • Failing to carry necessary safety equipment on board
  • Causing someone to come into contact with the propellers

We know that the blood alcohol level for a person operating a boat in Missouri is .08%, which is strictly enforced. Just like operating a vehicle, nobody should operate a boat while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

It is important for all boat companies and operators to follow all state and federal maritime regulations and laws. Boat owners and companies should also ensure that their vessels are regularly inspected and maintained in order to prevent any kind of vessel failure.

Boat incidents can cause severe injuries for anyone involved. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a boat crash:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Each of these injuries requires immediate medical care, and there are times when a victim will need rehabilitation in order to make a recovery.

*Please note that if you work on a boat, you may be eligible for compensation through the Jones Act or the Longshore Workers’ Compensation Act in the aftermath of a boat crash.

Moving forward from here

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a boat accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our dedicated team is ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us investigate what happened in this incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need a Kansas City boat accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 816-842-3200.