There's no shortage of lakes to visit around the great state of Texas, but boat wrecks continue to pose danger to people out on the water. It's important to know what the most common reasons for boating injuries are, so you know what to look for next time you're out on the lake.
First, driving a boat while drunk is a major problem in Texas. Fun days on the lake can lead to irresponsible drinking, and if the driver is drinking, it can be devastating for everyone on board. Another common cause of injuries on the water is reckless boat driving. Just like driving a car, the boat driver is responsible for making sure that the boat is handled safely. That means that drivers need to maintain a safe speed and not drive the boat in a dangerous manner.
And finally, boat crashes can be caused by operators who are not using good judgment. For example, if a boat operator sees that weather conditions are bad, they shouldn't go out on the water. Handling a boat in high winds or rainy conditions can lead to low visibility, potentially causing you to crash into a structure or even capsize.
There's no reason to risk lives to take a boat out on the water. If you or someone you know was seriously injured by a boat crash caused by negligent driver, contact our firm. You're entitled to getting justice for the pain that the irresponsible boat operator caused you or your loved ones.