Houston is the fourth largest city in the country and many of its over four million residents make use of the boating opportunities available. Well over 20 million people visit Houston annually and you can be sure that many of them enjoy recreation afforded by Gulf shores, lakes and rivers. For those who don’t own a boat or pleasure craft of their own, there are many local resources for enjoying the water such as:

  • Boat rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Charter fishing boats
  • Catamaran cruises
  • Party boats
  • Dinner cruises
  • Yacht cruises
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
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Boating Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries

Though the vast majority of boating trips in Houston go without incident, things can go wrong in a hurry when you’re out on the water. Boating accidents can cause severe or fatal injuries to passengers and many times, these accidents could have been avoided. If you or a loved one was involved in a boating accident then you should consult with one of our boating accident lawyers in Houston who knows maritime law.

Don’t Leave Your Injury Claim to Chance Get the Excellent Representation You Deserve

The Brais Law Firm has successfully helped people who were hurt in a Houston boating accident get compensation thanks to our extensive experience and maritime knowledge. Founding Attorney, Keith Brais, spent years working on ships and offshore oil rigs as a marine engineer. After a career-ending injury on an oil rig left him wondering what his rights were as a maritime worker, he started learning about this area of the law. He then decided to go to law school and became a board-certified expert in admiralty and maritime law. With over 30 years’ experience handling injury cases, Keith and his team are dedicated to getting the best results possible to our clients.

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Make Sure Your Rights are Protected after a Boating Accident

When someone else’s negligence results in people getting injured, you have a right to get that person held responsible for it.

Contact our law offices to discuss your case with a Houston boating accident attorney in a free initial consultation to find out what compensation you have a right to pursue.

We have over 70 years combined trial experience and know how important it is to you and your family to get a positive outcome in your case.

Texas Ranks #13 in the U.S. for Boating Fatalities

According to the US Coast Guard, Texas had the 13th highest boating accident fatality rate in the country in recent years. An injury attorney with us has helped families with wrongful death claims as well as those who were injured in accidents involving:

  • Collisions
  • Drownings
  • Falls overboard
  • Prop strikes
  • Groundings
  • Capsizing
  • Fires
  • Electrocution
  • Defective equipment
  • Malfunctioning machinery
  • And others
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FAQs: Houston Boating Accidents

What is the Process If Someone Boating Under the Influence Caused My Injuries?

How Do I Report a Boating Accident?

What are My Rights If a Boat Hit Mine While I was Stopped and Fishing?

What is the Process If Someone Boating Under the Influence Caused My Injuries?

Boating while intoxicated is a serious offense and the individual will be facing stiff criminal charges. On top of that however, he or she needs to be held responsible for your damages and a boating accident attorney at our firm may be able to help you get compensation by pursuing a civil suit.

How Do I Report a Boating Accident?

The following steps should be taken after any boating accident:

  1. Remain at the scene
  2. Depending on your exact location, you will need to contact the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, US Coast Guard and/or Houston Police
  3. Take pictures of the scene and your injuries
  4. Get medical attention as soon as possible
  5. Contact an injury lawyer at Brais Law

What are My Rights If a Boat Hit Mine While I was Stopped and Fishing?

For a boat to run into an unmoving vessel likely means that the operator was not paying attention as he or she should. Discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm as soon as possible to discuss your right to seek damages caused by the other boater’s negligence.

Get the Help of an Experienced Boating Accident Lawyer Now

To ensure your rights are protected and that an insurance company doesn’t try to take advantage of you after a boating accident left you injured, contact Brais Law. You can discuss your case with an injury lawyer on our team at no charge.

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