The Tennessee Valley Authority lakes provide a variety of boating and water sport activities for people in East Tennessee, from fishing to water skiing, to jet skiing. Unfortunately, the large amount of boat traffic on these lakes leads to a significant number of accidents.


At The Cantrell Law Firm, we are a full-service law firm that is dedicated to helping boat accident victims obtain the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve. Our Clinton boat accident attorneys also represent family members of people who die in boating accidents.


If you've been injured in a boat accident in East Tennessee, contact us today at 865-457-9100 for a free consultation.


Liability in Tennessee Boating Accidents

In Tennessee, you have a right to seek compensation for damages suffered in a boating accident as long as the other party is at least 51 percent at fault.


The following are examples of fault in boating accidents:


 • Boating while intoxicated (BWI)

 • Failure to warn other boats that a skier is behind your boat

 • Failure to use proper lights at night

 • Driving at a high rate of speed

 • Driving in a reckless or unsafe manner


It's important to contact a Clinton boat accident lawyer as soon as possible after the incident so that witness statements and evidence of liability can be collected and preserved. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to prove that the other party was at fault.


If you are a passenger in a boat that was involved in an accident, then you can bring legal action against whoever was at fault: The driver of your boat, the driver of the other boat or both drivers.


Attorney Dail Cantrell has recovered tens of millions of dollars for victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death. He has secured notable verdicts and settlements in a diverse range of cases, from motor vehicle wrecks to boating accidents.


Attorneys with a National Reputation Handling Boat & Jet Ski Accidents

Our experienced Clinton boat accidents lawyers represent boat accident victims in Clinton, Powell, Oak Ridge, the Tri-Cities and throughout East Tennessee.

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