Personal InjuryTexas College Student Fatally Injured in Boating Accident

June 19, 2015by Aaron Allison

fatal-boating-accidentsIt’s a sad reality that a fun summer day boating on a lake can quickly turn tragic. Every year, numerous boating accidents occur in Texas.

In 2014, there were 167 boating accidents in the state, 119 of which resulted in injury and 39 in death, according to the US Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Resource Center.

For instance, earlier this month, a Texas man was fatally injured during a watercraft collision on Lake Nasworthy in San Angelo.

A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, both students at Angelo State University, were kayaking alongside one another when a Jet Ski collided with them. The 19-year-old suffered a head injury that was non-life threatening and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The 21-year-old never surfaced after the collision. San Angelo police found his body the next day utilizing equipment for drowned victim recovery.

The man on the Jet Ski, a 29-year-old, was not injured. He told investigators he was riding toward the setting sun and didn’t see the kayakers prior to the crash. He passed a standard field sobriety test. No charges have been filed.

At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our Austin boat injury attorney has represented boating enthusiasts who have found themselves seriously injured in a boating accident. We also represent family members who have lost loved ones due to fatal boating accidents or drowning. If you have been a victim of a boating accident, contact The Law Offices of Aaron Allison today.

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Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.