Lake Oconee is well-known as one of the best largemouth bass fishing lakes in Georgia, with nearly double the pounds of fish per acre when compared to other lakes in Georgia. People not interested in fishing know the lake for its view, ranging from majestic trees to the docks that line the shore. However, most people do not think about the boating accidents than can happen here. In one quick minute, this wonder of nature can turn from peaceful to the scene of a tragedy. If you are involved in a boat accident, Lake Oconee boat accident lawyer Charles Scholle can help.
Boating accidents happen all the time, and the causes can vary. Sometimes a boat operator was traveling at reckless and unsafe speeds on the water. Other times, a boat owner may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or otherwise negligent when operating the vehicle. Even more tragic is when an accident results because the boat has a malfunctioning part.
While many boaters follow safety rules and regulations set forth by the state, there are many who chose to drive recklessly. Sometimes operators are negligent, and as a result, people are hurt, with injuries ranging from a minor broken bone to more serious brain injuries. Whether the injured victims are passengers and operators of other vessels or swimmers, there is always a risk of long-term injury and enormous medical bills. If you have been injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
If you have been involved in a boat accident in Georgia, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Call Scholle Law at 770-717-5100 to schedule a free initial consultation.