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Injured In A Boating Accident? We Can Help.

At Dodd & Burnham, our boating accident attorney can provide valuable legal counsel if you or a loved one were injured while boating or riding a personal watercraft in Valdosta or surrounding cities in southern Georgia. Whether you were fishing or riding a jet ski, boating accidents in Georgia are regulated by law enforcement from the Department of Natural Resources. Factors our boat accidents attorney will consider when investigating, documenting and representing your personal injury claim include:

  • Unlawful or dangerous operations
  • Individual personal flotation devices
  • Required navigational lighting
  • Operating a vessel under the influence
  • Marine-type fire extinguishers
  • Proper use of sounds and distress signals

The state has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to operating any vessel on Georgia waterways under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Boaters are not allowed to DRIVE a boat or personal watercraft while drinking. Another common violation is the improper use of required safety equipment such as life vests, navigation lights and signaling devices. Preserve your rights, contact our boating accident attorney for a free consultation.

Contact Our Office To Discuss Your Options

With good weather and lots of open water, boat accidents occur year-round. When you choose the law firm of Dodd & Burnham to represent your personal injury or wrongful death claim, we will accurately determine who has liability and present a solid case to seek fair compensation for your personal injuries. Our lawyers understand why you love the water as well as how accidents on the water occur. Our boating accident attorney can meet with you at our office in Valdosta, or we will make arrangements to meet you at another specified location in your community. Contact us today at 229-474-3609.