Boating Accidents

Were You Injured Out on a Lake in Kentucky?

The lakes around Somerset, Kentucky, including Lake Cumberland, Laurel Lake or Dale Hollow Lake, are popular places for people to spend their time. Many individuals are out on the lakes on boats and personal watercraft (Jet-Skis®). Unfortunately, the density of boats and individuals not paying attention to what they are doing often leads to boating accidents.

If you were injured on one of our area lakes in a boating accident, turn to our personal injury lawyers at Hay & Knight, PLLC. From our Somerset office, we have handled personal injury and defect cases throughout the state, including motor vehicle and boating accident cases, since 1981.

Boat Accidents, Injuries, and Defects

Our boating injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured due to the negligence of a boat operator, the owner of the watercraft, or manufacturer defect. These individuals have a duty to provide their passengers with care, appropriately warn passengers of dangers, and operate the boat properly. They are also obligated to operate the boat in a way that does not cause a danger to other boaters on the water.

We handle cases involving all types of boats, including:

  • Speed boats
  • Fishing boats
  • Sailboats
  • Chartered boats
  • Personal watercraft
  • Other recreational watercraft

Accidents and defects involving these types of boats can cause a range of serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations and abrasions.

Boating Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death

In some cases, the victim of a boating accident may perish as the result of someone else’s negligence. These instances may facilitate a wrongful death lawsuit. We understand the emotional nature of wrongful death boating accident cases and approach them with compassion and sensitivity. These claims are particularly sensitive, and we represent clients compassionately and effectively.

Contact a Boating Accident Lawyer

Our attorneys understand the concerns clients have after being injured in a boating accident. If you are dealing with an injury that was the result of someone else’s boating negligence, contact a Kentucky boating accident lawyer at Hay & Knight, PLLC for a free initial consultation today. You can also call our team at 606-679-2214.

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Our Initial Consultation is Free

During your consultation, we will be direct and honest with you about whether we believe your case has a reasonable assurance of success. If we take your case, you will not be responsible for any legal fees or expenses unless we recover compensation for you.