Austin Boat Accident Attorneys

Texas Boating Injury Lawyers

There are "rules of the road" on lakes and rivers, too. An intoxicated or reckless operator of a boat or personal watercraft who causes injury to others is responsible for their compensation.

The Austin personal injury lawyers of Lorenz & Lorenz, L.L.P. have recovered damages in numerous boating accident cases in Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County and central Texas. Call us at 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692) for a free consultation.

Establishing Liability for a Boat or "Jet-Ski" Accident

We represent operators or passengers in claims arising from speedboat, fishing boat and personal watercraft accidents on Lake Travis, Lake Buchanan, Lake LBJ, Lake Austin or other bodies of water:

  • Collisions between two boats
  • Personal watercraft accidents (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, Sea-Doo, etc.)
  • Crashing into a dock or fixed object
  • Swimmers struck by boats or watercraft

The common threads of these accidents are alcohol consumption, the failure to yield the right of way, or operating too close to other boats or people. Lorenz & Lorenz has an investigator on staff who can interview witnesses and gather evidence at the accident scene.

It doesn't matter if the person is actually convicted of BWI (boating while intoxicated). We only have to prove that drinking impaired the person's judgment or control, as evidenced by their actions. But if the person was over the legal limit of .08 (or underage and consumed any alcohol), it strengthens the case and could lead to punitive damages.

Recovering Compensation for Injuries

If another boater caused your accident, or if you were injured as the passenger on a boat or watercraft, we would seek compensation through the operator's boat insurance. If the boat or PWC was rented, that owner might be liable for failure to instruct or warn.

We are familiar with the common aftermath of boat accidents: drowning, back injuries, fractures, head trauma, lacerations and soft tissue injuries. We know the value of injuries, and work with your doctors and other professionals to build a case for medical treatment costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact us soon for personalized attention and knowledgeable representation. We take accident cases on a contingency fee — we don't get paid unless you receive compensation.