Boating accidents are quite common in Texas as Texas has over 3,300 miles of shoreline, and nearly 8,000 square miles of inland water. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which handles boating licensing and enforcement, there were 271 boating accidents in Texas in 2008, which included 61 fatalities and 173 injuries. That agency blames many boating accidents in Texas on alcohol consumption, but accidents can also be caused by simple carelessness from boat operators or their passengers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident and you need a boating accident attorney in Texas, we can help. Injuries on boats are quite common and people are injured as a result of water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and other kinds of water sports recreation activities. If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you need to call us today for a free case evaluation.