Austin Boating Accident Lawyers
Statistics show that Austin boating accidents are a serious problem in the local lakes. Many serious boating accident injuries and fatal drowning incidents occur annually in Central Texas. The most common types of boating accidents are collisions with other vessels, collisions with fixed objects such as a dock or pier, or passengers falling overboard. Reckless driving, carelessness, excessive speed, operator inexperience and inattentiveness are the most common factors contributing to boating accidents.
Awards & Recognition
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA, JOE CAPUTO, BURGESS WILLIAMS, NEIL SOLOMON, & JASON ALDRIDGE
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)
MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020
AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.
Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice
There comes a time when you need someone in your corner that you can trust. Our time came when we knew we needed the advice and counsel of an attorney. The day we walked into Zinda Law Group we knew we were covered.
I did not know what to do. I had never been hurt in a wreck before and this was a major accident that was not my fault. I reached out to Zinda Law Group and they were fantastic, answered all my questions, got me help immediately, and took care of everything!!
There is a reason why this law firm has a 5 star rating. My experience with personal injury attorney Joe Caputo and all of the staff at Zinda Law Group has been excellent... I would definitely recommend Zinda Law Group.
Maria Ciara-Former Client
This is a really great firm! They settled my personal injury case in a year. Throughout the whole process, they were keeping in touch with me and helping me get the best treatment possible. They honestly know what they are doing. It was a pleasure working with these guys.
Everyone was so professional and was very interested in helping me with my issues. They were very upfront and honest about what I could expect.
I contacted Zinda Law Group after getting nowhere on my own with a personal injury case. I am so thankful I did. They took it off my plate and handled everything from appointments, to phone calls, and emails.
Lack of Instruction and Experience
Boating education and experience is a critical component to reducing boating accidents in Austin. Unfortunately, Texas laws do not require any boating instruction. This places many inexperienced people behind the wheel of a boat or personal watercraft without any specialized knowledge of that vessel’s operating characteristics or even what to do when another boat or personal watercraft is coming at them or behaving erratically.
What To Do After a Boating Accident
After a boating accident, it is important to determine who was to blame for the incident that led to your injuries. There are many different causes of boating accidents including:
- Hitting a big wave or wake at an unsafe speed or angle
- Ejections from the boat due to improper operation
- Deciding to navigate in adverse and heavy weather conditions
- Contact with propellers
- Operating at a high speed
- Failing to keep a lookout for individuals who are skiing, wake boarding or tubing
- Collisions with other watercraft
- Defective boat maintenance or repair
- Impacting a fixed object, such as a dock, pier or bridge
- Overcrowding & Overloading the boat
- Operating the boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The person who is at-fault in the accident needs to take responsibility for their negligent or reckless actions. Part of this procedure is the demand for compensation for the accident they caused. It is important for those who enjoy recreational boating to be protected from people who do not take the responsibility of operating a boat seriously. Your claim for compensation is one way of making that person take accountability and responsibility for their negligence in an accident.
Get Legal Help
An Austin boating accident lawyer will assist you in investigating the accident and determining how the injuries occurred. A skilled lawyer can help you to either pursue your claim in court or negotiate a settlement with the responsible party or their insurance company. After a boating accident, you have the burden of proving that the driver of the boat was negligent or failed to follow boating safety rules. You must prove that this negligence or breach of duty was the direct cause of the accident. Our boat injury attorneys can help you prove negligence and stand up for your rights.
Call 512-246-2224 to get a free attorney consultation today. Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis. This means if we don’t make a recovery for you, you won’t owe us a dime. Call and get the help you deserve now.