Banana Boat Accident Attorney

Getting out on the water and behind fast boats on inflatable bananas and other tubes that can accommodate one or more people can be a great time, but the experience can also be dangerous in the hands of lesser-skilled or negligent boat operators. If you have been injured out on the water while being towed behind a boat, a banana boat injury lawyer from Brais Law can help. 

Common Types of Banana Boats

Some of the most common types of banana boats that you’ll see on cruise lines, rivers, and elsewhere include: 

  • Actual banana-shaped boats large enough for 1-5 users
  • Parallel banana-shaped boats that are used to increase the number of occupants, which can also magnify the severity of injuries in accidents due to passengers colliding with one another
  • A variety of additional tow-behind inflatable ride-on tubes of various shapes

While the term “banana boat” brings a certain image to mind, it covers all tow-behind inflatables, and if you have been injured after being towed behind a boat while on a cruise, rental, or brief excursion, you may have a claim for your injuries. 

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Common Banana Boat Accident Injuries

Falling from an inflatable object behind a boat moving at high speeds and potentially unsafe angles can lead to significant injury. Some common injuries that we have helped clients recover compensation for from maritime accidents like banana boat injuries include: 

  • Traumatic brain injury - This is often referred to as TBI, and is caused by a bump, blow, or penetrating wound to the head. 
  • Spinal cord injury – This can impair the brain’s ability to communicate with the body, leading to life-altering and long-term injuries. 
  • Broken and fractured bones – These may lead to extended durations of time off work and even long-term disability that leads to costly medical procedures and a drop in your earnings ability.

A banana boat accident attorney at Brais Law will help you determine the cause of the accident or incident that led to your injuries and the party responsible for your related damages. 

Your Attorney Helps Prove Liability So You Can Collect Compensation

When you are injured in an accident or incident that was caused by someone or something else, you are often able to collect compensation for the damages related to those injuries. For example, if the banana boat operator failed to exercise reasonable care in piloting the boat while towing you or a loved one and an injury occurs, generally the operator, the company employing the operator and/or the vessel owner may be liable for your damages. 

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Why Should I Hire a Banana Boat Accident Lawyer to Help?

The insurance company of the party responsible for your injuries will generally be responsible for compensating you. To collect compensation from an insurance company, you’ll need to collect evidence. Gathering evidence is not always easy; however, if you work with one of our banana boat accident attorneys, we can help collect all the information you need to make the best case possible. 

Connect with a Banana Boat Accident Lawyer at Brais Law Today

If you have been injured in a banana boat accident or another watersport, reach out to us over the phone at 800-499-0551, or visit our site to schedule your free consultation.

Who Will be Handling my Case?

Your case will be handled by an experienced personal injury attorney who knows what it takes to get the results you deserve. The practitioners at our firm have over 70 years of collective trial experience. Our credentials and qualifications are extensive, including an “AV” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. More importantly, we have a first-hand understanding of how insurance carriers operate because we represented clients insured with major insurance companies for nearly 20 years before we made a choice to change sides so that we could help the people who need us most – individuals just like you. Learn more.

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