West Point Lake is the hot spot for thousands of visitors each year. People enjoy the lake’s three public swimming beaches, fishing piers, and campgrounds without a care in the world. However, every so often, an unsuspecting visitor is unfortunately the victim of a boat accident.
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.