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Fighting for Victims of Boat Accidents & Vessel Collisions in South Texas

Corpus Christi Boat Accident Attorneys

Our South Texas Boating Accident Lawyers Serve Clients Nationwide

Boating is a popular pastime for families nationwide. However, popularity doesn’t mean the activity is suitable for inexperienced or drunk operators—boating is as dangerous and potentially fatal as driving a car. Ever year, hundreds experience boat accidents that cause catastrophic injuries.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a boat accident, or if a fatal boat accident resulted in a wrongful death, you should contact the experienced Corpus Christi boat accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin as soon as possible. Throughout the years, our firm has helped clients recover billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Our clients have been able to recover their medical costs, lost wages, and diminished lifetime earnings.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident, review your case for free with our South Texas boat accident lawyers. Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online today.

What Is the Number One Cause of Corpus Christi Vessel Crashes?

Boaters tend to be more relaxed because they have more open space in an ocean or a lake. It’s part of what makes boating a popular pastime. With nothing but sparsely populated water, even experienced boaters let their guard down. However, a boat has no brakes, which can make it difficult to maneuver in an emergency—even in open space. This is why operator inattention is the number one reason why boating accidents occur. Boaters get lulled into a false sense of security until an accident occurs.

Other common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Boating Under the Influence: Many people enjoy going on boat rides for recreational purposes, involving alcohol. Unfortunately, boating while drinking is just as dangerous as driving under the influence because it can lead to similar crashes.
  • Different Functioning of Boat Operation: Conducting a boat can be challenging because it does not have a braking system. If a boat needed to come to a complete stop to avoid a collision, there would be no way to do this. This can lead to serious complications and accidents.
  • Lack of Experience: Boaters that do not have the proper licensing or experience to conduct a boat and is unable to adapt to changing conditions, they can cause serious accidents.
  • Severe & Hazardous Weather: Heavy rain, wind, and other weather can cause a boat to be difficult to navigate. Lightning can also lead situations to turn deadly and leaves the boat vulnerable.

Boat Owners vs. Boat Renters

Accidents look different for boat owners and boat renters. Boat owners often take boating seriously because they know just how dangerous and expensive a boating accident can be. If they use their boat for recreational purposes, they do so with precaution. Boat renters, on the other hand, tend to be far less careful. While not every renter is irresponsible, some do not take boating regulations and rules as seriously. Boat renters may rent a boat to try something new and may be unfamiliar with safety procedures and regulations. Boat renters also tend to be inexperienced compared to boat owners, but there are exceptions in both groups. Ultimately, any negligent boat operator can end up causing fatal injuries.

Our Corpus Christi Texas Boat Accident Attorneys Have Won Billions

If you or a loved one have been injured during a boat accident, it is vital to contact an attorney as quickly as possible. Our South Texas boat accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have earned a reputation nationwide for the successful cases won against some of the largest companies in the country. This has resulted in our firm helping clients recover billions of dollars over the years—including more than one billion in the last year alone. Our firm is not afraid of a challenge, and we are passionate about helping our clients receive the best possible results for their case.

Contact our South Texas Boat accident attorneys today for a free case review: call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online with our short form.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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