Boating Accident Attorney in St. Louis200 N. Broadway, Suite 720
St. Louis, MO 63102
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St. Louis Boating Accident Lawyer
We all think of boating as a magical experience, except for individuals with thalassophobia (the fear of coming in contact with or thinking about water bodies). When negligence is involved, it becomes necessary to dive to the bottom of the matter and find out what really happened and how to ensure that the injured receive the compensation they need and deserve. That's where a St. Louis boating accident attorney from Morgan and Morgan, America's largest and most powerful injury firm, comes in. Our law firm has won over $20 billion for more than 500,000 families in America. Tell us about your case today. We might be able to help.
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Common Spots for Boating In St. Louis
St. Louis offers several popular spots for boating enthusiasts. These include Creve Coeur Lake (the largest natural lake in Missouri), Lake Saint Louis, and the Meramec River.
Common Boating Violations in St. Louis
Boating accidents happen all the time in St. Louis, with most fingers pointing toward the negligence of different parties involved. Examples of negligence include:
- Operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Speeding and reckless boating
- Violating state or federal navigation rules
- Failing to have proper safety equipment on board
- Operating a boat without a valid boater's license
Understanding Liability in Boating Accidents in St. Louis
Understanding liability in boating accidents can help paint a clearer picture of your rights and how best to proceed if you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident.
In most cases, the boat operator is often the first one scrutinized, especially if negligence, such as operating under the influence or reckless boating, was a factor.
The boat owner may also be held liable if the accident was caused by a lack of maintenance or if they allowed an unqualified individual to operate the vessel.
In cases involving rented boats, the rental company might be responsible. Take, for example, a situation where they failed to provide safe equipment or adequate instructions to the individuals who rented these boats, leading to an accident as a result.
Lastly, if a manufacturing defect in the boat or its components contributed to the accident, the manufacturer could be liable.
Contact a Boating Accident Specialist
For help with your boat accident claim, reach out to the specialists at Morgan and Morgan. They will review your case for free and determine how best to proceed.
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