Boat Accidents

stock-footage-motor-boatThe lawyers at Larson Law are boaters. For many years, we have participated in wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing, knee-boarding, inner-tubing, jet-skiing, wave-running, etc.  We are familiar with Utah boating law regarding this tremendous recreational area. Utah has some of the most picturesque and pristine lakes in the world. Water recreation is a large part of the recreation industry in Utah. Unfortunately, reckless and disrespectful boaters and jet-skiers can often destroy the serenity of the lakes and put their victims in serious danger.

If you are involved in a boating accident in Utah, we can help. We can obtain appropriate compensation for you from the negligent parties.

Boating can present serious hazards. Most of us know how crazy drivers are on the highways. Try taking some of those same personalities and putting them on the water where there are no speed limits (except in no-wake zones), no traffic signals, and no lines marking the lanes of travel! Furthermore, although the state of Utah has a small force of rangers, for the most part, most boaters will go through a complete day on the water without seeing any law enforcement official.

Some of the most common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Lack of operating skill and training
  • Use of alcohol, drugs, and/or illegal substances
  • Defective watercraft equipment
  • Failure to obey boating laws regarding proper lighting and right-of-way
  • Speeding or reckless maneuvering of the boat

At Larson Law, we are experienced with boating accidents. We will advocate for your rights to receive fair compensation if a careless boater has caused you injuries.