During summer in Missouri, many love going to Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Mark Twain Lake, and the Missouri River. A lake day is often an excellent way to spend time with family and friends in the hot weather. As unfortunate as it may be, going to the lake can sometimes result in a boating or personal watercraft accident. Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of boat and watercraft injuries on these Missouri waterways. You may be wondering what to do in the case of an accident. It is difficult when a wonderful lake day is ruined by a horrific accident. That is why we are here. We are here to get you the help and justice you deserve.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
When faced with hard situations such as a boating accident your first priority is to get the proper medical care you need. After receiving that care, it is of the utmost importance that you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with specific experience in boat and PWC lawsuits. Personal Watercraft (PWC) operators have a responsibility under Missouri law to safely operate their vessel, so if you are a victim of a PWC accident, then you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained. This includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and even a decrease in quality of life. Our attorneys have over 45 years of experience in representing those who have been involved in boating accidents.
We are avid boaters ourselves and are concerned about water safety. We have seen firsthand what can happen when reckless or inexperienced boaters take to the water. We have experience in handling accident cases and have won large settlements for our clients, including a $14 million verdict against a boating manufacturer due to defective design.
Here at Sticklen, Dreyer, and Tinney, we handle these types of boating accident claims:
- Defective boat repair
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Defective design of the watercraft
- Wakeboard, skiing, and tubing accidents
- Operator intoxication
- Operating at a high rate of speed
- Contact with propellers
- Hitting a wake at an excessive speed
- Collision with another watercraft or fixed objects
We Will Fight For Your Rights
Have you been injured in a boating accident? If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating or watercraft accident, don’t hesitate to call our highly skilled attorneys in personal injury law. We are ready to fight for you.