The total number of registered boats in the United States has increased by over two million in the last twenty years. With the increased number of boats on the country’s waterways has come an increased risk of being involved in a boating accident. If you believe the negligence of a boat operator in Arizona caused you to suffer an injury or caused the death of your loved one, call Bode & Collins, P.L.C. today for a free consultation. We have experience handling boating injury cases and we are here to help.
Accident Frequency and Negligence
In 2009, the United States Coast Guard reports there were 4,730 boating accidents country wide. According to data compiled by the Arizona Game and Fish Department:
- 179 boating accidents were reported.
- Most boating accidents took place in Lake Mohave and Middle Colorado River.
- Maricopa County reported the largest number of boating accidents at 81.
- 119 people suffered personal injury in boating accidents.
- 2 people lost their lives in boating accidents in 2009.
Factors that can lead to boating accidents include:
- Operator Inattention
- Operator Inexperience
- Alcohol Use By Boat Operators
- Excessive Speed
- Failure to Yield
- No Proper Lookout
- Passenger Behavior
Personalized Service – Proven Results
At Bode & Collins, P.L.C., we treat our clients the way we would want to be treated and tailor our services to our clients’ indvidual legal and personal needs.
When you retain the experienced Arizona boating accident attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C., you get seasoned attorneys Chris Bode and Natalie Collins handling your case, not a junior lawyer just learning the ropes. Combined, our attorneys have more than forty years of litigation experience and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients in that time.
Bode & Collins, P.L.C. serves clients all over Arizona, not just a limited portion of the state. We regularly represent clients wh who live in Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Avondale, Cave Creek, Prescott, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, Kingman, and Tucson. We also work for people who were injured while visiting Arizona from another country or another state.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident in Arizona, contact us today to see if Bode & Collins, P.L.C. is the right law firm to help you. If we take your case we will front all costs and will work for a contingency fee, meaning you won’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless and until there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.