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    Boating accident attorneys are lawyers with experience representing victims of boat accidents. When you hire a skilled Lake Mead boat accident attorney, you benefit from the expert knowledge of legal professionals with decades of experience. Adam S. Kutner, Injury Attorneys, know Nevada boating laws, understand victims’ rights and will fight to hold the at-fault party responsible for your accident.

    You can receive a free consultation in person or over the phone, giving you the option of receiving immediate legal advice from the accident scene. We provide legal representation without charging any fees until you receive compensation.

    We understand the emotional and physical turmoil affecting boat accident victims. Our team provides the legal support you need so you can focus on your recovery while seeking justice for your injuries.

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    Common boat accident injuries

    Any part of the human body can be damaged in a boat accident. Still, some of the most common boat accident injuries include the following:

    • Broken bones: It’s possible to break any of the 206 bones in your body in a boating accident
    • Burns: Boats can catch on fire, causing severe burns
    • Internal injuries: Impact with the boat, water, objects, or people could bruise or damage internal organs
    • Lacerations: Severe cuts involve blood loss and may require stitches
    • Soft tissue injuries: Boats can collide with other water vessels or objects. When this happens, accident victims can suffer whiplash. Boat accidents can also cause other soft tissue injuries, such as sprains. 
    • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs): SCIs can temporarily or permanently affect some or all of your limbs. SCI victims may also suffer other symptoms, such as weakness, loss of balance, and inability to control their bladder.
    • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): TBIs range from minor concussions to permanent brain damage. TBI victims may suffer from multiple symptoms, including memory loss, impaired vision, poor concentration, anxiety, and sensitivity to light. 

    What to do after a boat accident

    There are several steps you should take after a boat accident. Taking these steps could save lives in some circumstances and protect your legal rights:

    • Check for injuries: Assess yourself and others involved in the accident. If possible, provide medical support.
    • Do a headcount: Account for everyone on your boat and ensure nobody’s missing
    • Call 911: Report your boat accident to receive assistance from emergency responders
    • Exchange information: All boat operators involved in the accident should provide their names, contact details, and insurance information to the other drivers
    • Collect evidence:
      • Make notes about what happened before the accident
      • Take photos and videos to ensure you have a visual record of the accident scene
      • Locate witnesses and record their names and contact details
    • Contact your insurance company: Let your insurance company know about the accident
    • Seek medical care: You may be in shock after your accident. Consequently, you might not realize the extent of your injuries. A medical examination can ensure you receive prompt treatment for your injuries. 

    What not to do after a boat accident

    Do not leave the scene without reporting the accident and waiting for emergency personnel to arrive unless you need emergency medical care. Don’t take responsibility for the accident when talking to other drivers or the police.

    Compensation for boat accident injuries

    Boating accident victims can seek economic (monetary) for any expenses resulting from the accident, including the following:

    • Boat repair or replacement: You can pursue reimbursement from the at-fault party for the cost of repairing or replacing your boat
    • Childcare costs: Parents injured in accidents may be unable to care for their children while receiving medical treatment and can seek reimbursement for these costs
    • Lost wages: Accident victims can be compensated for income they couldn’t earn if they miss time off work because of the accident
    • Medical bills: Accident victims can be reimbursed for medical bills for injuries

    If a boating accident causes a fatality, the victim’s family can seek compensation for funeral and burial costs. 

    Non-economic (non-monetary) damages recognize the emotional and personal impact of your injuries. You may be able to seek compensation for one or more of the following:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Grief
    • Loss of intimacy
    • Pain and suffering
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder

    You may also seek punitive damages if there are grounds to argue the at-fault party is guilty of gross negligence. Your lawyer can help you determine the type and amount of damages to seek.


    In 2021, 2,641 people were injured, and 658 died in 4,439 recreational boating accidents. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the leading cause of death for boat accident victims was drowning, and most drowning victims weren’t wearing life jackets.

    In 2022, alcohol was responsible for 16% of boat accident deaths, making it the leading cause of fatalities.

    The U.S. Coast Guard reported that out of the 4,040 boating accidents in 2022, issues with the boat or boat equipment caused 414 accidents, or 10.2% of recorded boat accidents. These accidents include failures due to faulty equipment and inadequate maintenance.

    You must report a boat accident immediately if a person is unaccounted for or dies in the accident. You must also report the accident immediately if someone is unconscious or needs medical care. If the accident caused $2,000 or more in property damage, it must be reported instantly.

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    How can a boating accident attorney help?

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    When you need a boat accident attorney in Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, or any other waterway in Clarke County, our Henderson law office is ready to help. We’ll gather evidence we can use to hold the at-fault party responsible. We’ll interview witnesses and gather physical evidence, such as photos and videos, to support your claim. We’ll handle settlement negotiations and explain your options to ensure you get the maximum compensation after your boating accident. 

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