Many Texans enjoy boating. Lakes and rivers are popular leisure-time. But like motor vehicles on the roads, boating accidents often result in serious or fatal injuries. Sadly, a recent accident on Lake Travis left one person dead and injured five others.
The accident happened on a Sunday afternoon. A boat was traveling near Point Venture when it collided with a jet ski. According to emergency officials who responded to the accident, one person received CPR on the scene, but rescuers were not able to revive the victim.
Another individual suffered serious injuries and was taken by boat to an ambulance waiting on shore to be rushed to a nearby hospital. The other four injured victims were taken to local hospitals with injuries not considered life-threatening. Officials will continue to investigate the accident to try to determine what caused the collision.
Legal help for victims of boating accidents
Boaters are responsible for obeying the laws and piloting their crafts safely to prevent accidents. If a boater is negligent and is involved in an accident that causes injuries to others, the victims have the right to file a lawsuit against the party deemed at fault. Victims of boating accidents, or their surviving family members, may be left with a significant financial burden after a serious or fatal accident. By speaking with an attorney, victims can understand their legal rights and be prepared to proceed forward with a case against the party or parties believed responsible.