Boating, Lake, Swimming & Drowning Accidents

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A motor boat is sinking in the water because there was an accident.As boating accident lawyers, we represent people injured on the lakes, creeks, rivers and waterways throughout the entire State of Indiana, as well as local residents injured on waterways outside the State of Indiana. Wherever the injury occurred, boat accidents are often very serious. The injuries can be severe. They are more often fatal than some other types of accidents.

Types of Boating Accident Claims and Drowning Claims:

  • Burns resulting from Boat Accidents
  • Head injuries resulting from Boat Accidents
  • Amputations and lacerations from propeller injuries
  • Personal watercraft accidents
  • Jet Ski accidents
  • Waverunner accidents
  • Canoe and powerboat accidents
  • Boat accident explosions
  • Drunk boating accidents
  • Accidents from overloading boats
  • Drowning
  • Water-skiing accidents

With the suburban sprawl ever expanding, there are more and more retention ponds and neighborhood pools than ever in Indiana. Unfortunately, this has led to more and more pool drowning claims and retention pond drowning claims. Pool drownings can result from lifeguard inattention and negligence, lifeguard understaffing, or violations of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. This law was put in place to ensure better safety with pool drains which can entrap drowning victims, especially children. Unsafe retention ponds can also lead to tragic drownings, with the victims most often children or elderly. Our experienced attorneys care about pool and retention pond safety and stand ready to help you and your family.




Personal Injury Boating Accident on Adams Lake

The warmer weather has people hauling out the boats and life jackets and hitting the lake. However, when Rick Huddleston of Fort Wayne and Dakota Dellahan of Muskegon drove their personal watercraft vehicles too close to one another, Tuesday took a turn for the worst (literally). Both operaters were making sharp turns toward one another, when the vehicles got too close. The accident occured at Adams Lake in LaGrange County. Though both operators were wearing the legally…

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Have a Safe Boating Season

With a summer full of rainy days and back-to-school time quickly approaching, many boat owners are taking advantage of the nicer weather to get in some much needed lake time.  Whether you own or rent and whether it’s a pontoon boat or a jet ski, it is important to know what steps need to be taken in case of an accident, and - even more importantly - what steps you can take to prevent an accident from ever occurring. Many of the tips for preventing a water…

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