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Jacksonville Boat / Swimmer Collision Attorney

People are drawn to lakes and beaches for many reasons: to swim, to boat, or to simply relax in the sun, to name just a few. Most of the time, people are able to enjoy all of their various activities peacefully together. All it takes is for people to observe safety precautions and be mindful of others’ presence.

Unfortunately, people do not always follow these basic guidelines. A boater who is distracted or even intoxicated can pose a danger to others around him or her, particularly swimmers. At the law offices of Jacksonville swimmer injury lawyer Don Guthrie, we are naturally concerned about the serious damage that can occur during a swimmer collision.

Injuries Caused by Swimmer Collisions

A swimmer who is struck by any kind of water vessel can suffer:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Brain damage, either from head injury or oxygen deprivation
  • Broken bones
  • Psychological trauma
  • Death

Swimmers who are injured by negligent boaters should not have to shoulder the high financial and personal costs of these injuries alone, nor should their families.

Determining Responsibility

If a person is operating a private watercraft negligently, and this leads to another person’s injuries, he or she will be legally responsible for the expenses resulting from that injury. If the watercraft operator is working at the time of the accident, for example leading a chartered boat trip, the operator’s employer may also be found liable for the injury.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent boater, you will need an experienced attorney to advise you and argue for your rights in court. Contact the offices of knowledgeable Jacksonville boat / swimmer collision attorney Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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