New Mexico Boating Injuries – You Don’t Pay Unless We Win!
Injuries from a boating accident can be something minor, like a first-degree burn, bruise or scrape, but they can also be far more serious, like a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. Sadly, boat accidents can even result in fatalities. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a boating accident it is vital that you get the highest level of legal representation possible. Call the most experienced Albuquerque boating accident attorneys, Lerner and Rowe as soon as you can after the accident.
With one phone call you can get a FREE legal consultation with one of our highly skilled injury attorneys who will listen to all the details regarding the accident that caused your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one. You will then be provided with your legal options and how we can help. Give us a call today to see what compensation you may receive after a boating incident.
What Causes the Most Injuries in Boat Accidents?
By using a little common sense you can easily avoid some boat accident injuries. But there are times when the boat operator and/or passenger(s) have no way of avoiding the accident.
Wearing the right sized life jackets keeps others safe, keeping on the lookout for other personal water crafts and boaters, and following all the basic rules and laws of the waterway are a few things you can do to help lower your odds of being in a major or fatal boating accident.
Another is to being aware of some of the most common causes of boating accidents and injuries on Albuquerque lakes and waterways such as:
- Boat not maintained properly
- Defective or dangerous boat equipment
- Passengers misbehaving or acting recklessly
- Boat operator distracted while driving
- Slippery boat surfaces and also deck
- Reckless boat operator
- Boat operator under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs while driving
- Vessel crashes into another vessel or hits an underwater object
If you want the finest Albuquerque boat accident attorneys representing you, call us today. You will have a highly skilled attorney with many years of experience prevailing in court on personal injury cases caused by the negligence of someone else.
Time Limits for Reporting a Boating Accident in New Mexico
Per New Mexico Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 17, Part 2 (aka “Boat Act Regulations”18.17.2 NMAC), once you or a family member has been hurt in a boating accident that requires more than standard first aid and/or has over $100 worth of damage, you must report the accident immediately to the local law enforcement agency.
You also have 48 hours to file a New Mexico Boating Accident Report with the State Parks Division. Accident report forms are available from the New Mexico State Parks Division or from the office of any state park with a lake and must be sent to the attention of New Mexico State Parks Division, P.O. Box 1147, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1147.
Albuquerque Boat Accident Attorneys Fight Hard to Win!
A highly experienced boating accident lawyer will defend your rights or those of a family member injured. Contact our law offices 24/7 to set up your FREE initial consultation. Also, fill out our online form to review your case and we will quickly get back to you.
We will work diligently to defend your rights and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Lerner and Rowe Albuquerque boat accident lawyers can be relied on to help you if you’ve been injured in a boating accident. Contact us today!