Boating Accidents

Utah Boat Accident Attorneys

Boating & Maritime Accidents

Utah is a great place for recreation, with some of the most beautiful bodies of water in America. Unfortunately, Utah has one of the highest rates of boating accidents in the United States. Boating regulations are in place for the safety of everyone on the water. Boating accidents occur largely due to negligence of the boat driver and not understanding the rules of the water and the safety laws governing them.

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Throughout the U.S., there are around 12 million registered boats, and sadly the incident rate of boating accidents is constantly increasing. Many Utah boaters that get behind the wheel of a recreational boat have no training and no specialized knowledge of operating the vessel. Thousands of people are killed or injured each year due to boating accidents.

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Causes of Utah Boating Accidents

Utah has some of the most beautiful lakes and reservoirs in the U.S., like Bear Lake, Pineview, Willard Bay, Echo, Lake Powell, and Deer Creek. Unfortunately, these bodies of water have their fair share of boating accidents.

Boat accidents in Utah can be caused by a variety of reasons, but the most common due to someone else’s negligence are:

  • Hitting a big wave or wake at an unsafe speed or angle
  • Being ejected from a boat
  • Contact with propellers
  • Operating at an unsafe high speed
  • Failing to be aware of surrounding while a guest is skiing or tubing
  • Not knowing the navigational rules
  • Collisions with other boats or vessels
  • Defective boat design
  • Improper repairs
  • Impacting a fixed object, such as a navigational aid, pier or bridge
  • Boat being overcrowded or overloaded
  • Drinking alcohol or using a controlled substance
  • Operating with no experience on the water


Get Help From a Trusted Utah Boating Accident Attorney If You’ve Been Injured

When you get into a boating accident that’s due to someone else’s negligence on the water, you need an experienced boating accident attorney to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for any wrong done to you. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from the boating accident.

Our team of experienced boat accident attorneys in Utah can handle any case involving boat accidents:

  • Personal Watercrafts (Jet Skis & Wave Runners)
  • Cabin Cruisers
  • Yachts
  • Powerboats
  • Inflatable & Semi Rigid Inflatable Boats
  • Sailboats
  • Go-Fast boats
  • Airboats
  • Kayaks, Paddleboards & Canoes

Finding an attorney in Utah that can handle your boating accident case with expertise, knowledge, and compassion can sometimes be difficult. Our attorneys are among the most accomplished in Utah, with both Dustin and Jessica rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo, a trusted source for attorney ratings. Dustin is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top Trial Lawyers in America - Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

You can trust that Lance Andrew Personal Injury Attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve resulting from a boating injury due to someone else’s negligence.

Our Utah boating accident attorneys have the experience needed in handling these types of cases:

  • Experience handling serious personal injury lawsuits
  • A strong background in representing victims of accidents
  • Successfully recovered millions in damages for clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases


When can a boat operator be held liable for a boating accident?

One of the most common causes of boating accidents in Utah is operating inexperience. Unfortunately, Utah law requires very little formal boating education. A responsible boat user will go above and beyond to educate themselves. Utah offers educational classes both online and offline that a boat driver can take to make sure they are knowledgeable when it comes to the safety of themselves, their loved ones and fellow boaters in Utah.

If a boat operator is found negligent in any way when involved in a boating accident in Utah, they can be held liable for any pain and suffering & monetary damages incurred as a result of their actions. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, you need a knowledgeable boating accident lawyer close to you to fight for your rights. Maritime law can be complex and is different than accidents that happen on land.

Don’t gamble on you or your loved one’s future by trying to handle a boating accident claim yourself. Instead, contact the trusted boating accident attorneys at Lance Andrew Law to handle your case and make sure you are properly compensated for any costs, such as loss of income, medical, or funeral expenses.

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Home & Hospital Visits Available

If you’ve been hurt in a boating accident in Utah, your number one priority is healing from your injuries. At Lance Andrew, P.C., we wholeheartedly understand this, and we make it our mission to accommodate you.

We offer home and hospital visits so that we can take immediate legal action to protect you and ensure you receive the legal advice you need in this crucial time.

Give us a call, and our personal injury attorneys will come to you: (801) 869-6800.


We Serve All Cities & Counties Throughout Utah, Including Salt Lake City

No matter which Utah county or city you live in, our dedicated boating accident & injury attorneys can help you if you’ve been in a boating accident.

Our firm serves all of Utah, including the following counties and cities:

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South Jordan

Box Elder



St. George

Brigham City


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Salt Lake




Salt Lake City

West Jordan



San Juan

West Valley City




And more


Call Lance Andrew, P.C. - Your Trusted Personal Injury & Boating Accident Attorneys in Utah

Our experienced attorneys have dedicated their careers to protecting victims of boating accidents. Regardless of the cause, our personal injury law firm is here to help you and your family obtain justice and your rightful recovery. Remember, initial consultations and second opinions are always free. There is no fee unless we recover for you.

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