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Boating And Swimming Accidents

St. Paul Boating and Swimming Accident Lawyers

Enjoying a day on the lake is a time-honored tradition throughout Minnesota. However, on a crowded river or lake, boaters, Jet Ski operators and passengers enjoying a boat ride can suffer significant injuries from a boating accident. Unlike cars, boats are not frequently equipped with the same kinds of safety devices to protect operators and passengers in the event of a boat wreck. People are frequently thrown on impact, leading to serious injuries and potential drownings.

Watercraft accidents frequently result from the same types of problems that cause motor vehicle accidents. Inexperienced operators, drunk boaters, distracted drivers, and recklessness can all lead to a boating accident.

While boating and swimming may seem to go hand in hand, most personal injury claims for swimming accidents involve a swimming pool — unless a negligent watercraft operator strikes a swimmer in a lake. Swimming accident claims can involve a wide range of negligence, including:

  • Inadequate safety equipment

  • Inadequate fencing around a neighborhood pool

  • A neighbor leaving a pool or spa uncovered, attracting neighborhood kids to a known hazard

  • Defective pool equipment, including faulty or uncovered pool drains

  • Inadequate lifeguard supervision or CPR assistance at a pool

  • Dangerous conditions, including faulty pool maintenance at a school, hotel or water park

Our Accident Lawyers Take Decisive Action

Boating and swimming accidents can involve complicated legal analysis to produce results. Insurance coverage and liability issues in water-related personal injury cases include complex nuances. We will fully evaluate every relevant detail to aggressively safeguard your rights.

If you or your child has been injured while swimming or if a boating accident has caused you physical harm, we are here to help. You will pay no fee unless we obtain compensation through settlement or a verdict.

Call 651-291-SAND For A Free Case Evaluation

To learn how our straightforward attorneys can be your advantage in maximizing recovery, send us a message using our online form or call 651-291-SAND (651-291-7263). Our offices are conveniently located in White Bear Lake and downtown St. Paul, and we frequently travel throughout Minnesota to serve our clients.