The waterways of Tennessee provide hours of enjoyment for boaters. Tennessee has nearly 60,000 stream miles and about 540,000 lake acres, so it is no surprise that more than 250,000 boats are registered here. Boating opportunities abound at numerous lakes in East Tennessee, but the state’s lakes and rivers can also prove dangerous to those injured in boating accidents. Boat operators don’t always follow the rules, and alcohol often plays a deadly role.
Our Morristown personal injury attorneys at The Terry Law Firm understand the tragic repercussions suffered by victims and families hurt on the water. Spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, and drowning are among the results of boating accidents. If you have been hurt in a boating accident, we will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered serious injuries as the result of a boating accident, negligence may be to blame. Reckless boaters fail to adhere to the Tennessee Boating Safety Act, overseen and enforced by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
Boaters who fail to follow the rules and cause harm must be held accountable. If you have been harmed by a negligent, reckless or intoxicated boat operator, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills and other expenses. If you have lost a loved one due to a boating accident, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
To learn how our Morristown personal injury lawyers can effectively represent you, call us at (423) 536-6220 and schedule a free initial consultation.