Many boating accidents are preventable. In fact, the majority of serious injuries related to boating and water sports are related to alcohol and drug use by the individuals operating the watercraft. The victims, and their families, injured because of this negligence have the right to sue for damages.
Nationally Known Accident Attorneys
Monsees & Mayer, P.C. is known by attorneys, clients, and others for cases we have handled involving recreational and sporting accidents. Most noteworthy, cases involving firearms, tree stands and water sports. Our personal injury attorneys have a national reputation in this field. We have obtained the largest verdicts in the nation’s history against firearm and water ski manufacturers.
Recreational activities carry some degree of risk, but it is the duty of the sporting goods manufacturer, the event organizer, or the facility owner to minimize or warn about foreseeable and unreasonable dangers. Therefore, manufacturers are responsible for producing products without defects. Event organizers must provide attendees with a safe environment and have a safety plan in place for hazards or accidents that may arise. Furthermore, facility owners are responsible for inspecting and maintaining their property and to warn visitors about or eliminate unreasonable risks, such as slick floors and loose or nonexistent handrails.
Monsees & Mayer, P.C. is the law firm to contact if you have been injured in a recreational accident. Our attorneys have successfully pursued lawsuits against manufacturers of guns, helmets, boats, playground equipment and ATV’s, in addition to, operators of water slides, snow ski areas and marinas. We have handled over 100 shooting cases involving defective rifles, shotguns, pistols, handguns and ammunition. Our attorneys have pursued cases against negligent hunters, as well as, sellers, owners, gunsmiths and shooters. While successfully handling water skiing cases, we can and have handled snow tubing, skiing and boarding cases in Missouri, Kansas and elsewhere. Furthermore, Tim Monsees is a certified scuba diver with expertise in a host of scuba diving related injuries and deaths.