Bike Accidents and Boating Accident Lawyers

Experienced Bike and Boating Accident Attorneys

Warmer weather in Wisconsin means hitting the lakes, roads or trails for some fun on your bike or boat. But with more boats on the water and bikes on the road, the chance for accidents increases. Bike collisions are often more catastrophic than typical vehicle accidents due to the size difference between a bicycle and motor vehicle. In addition, boating accidents are especially dangerous because they can result in accidental drowning by a person who was not fatally injured upon initial impact.

For more than 35 years, Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs has represented families across Wisconsin in bike and boating accident cases. Our team understands that outdoor recreation comes with costly consequences if boaters or vehicles on the road are negligent. When injury strikes, our team of attorneys are here to fight and get you the outcome deserved.

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Common Causes of Bike and Boating Accidents

Bike and Boating accidents in Wisconsin are most often caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Reckless or negligent driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driver error and fatigue
  • Driver inexperience
  • Improper boat maintenance
  • Failure to leave an adequate buffer
  • Failure to signal, yield, check blindspots or turning without looking
  • Equipment failure
  • Adverse weather and or conditions
A Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs client received a $135,000 settlement after being in a bike accident with a car.

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Common Questions After a Bike or Boating Accident

Legal Options Following a Bike or Boating Accident

If you are injured in a bike or boating accident and decide to take legal action, Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs will fight for compensation, which may include:

  • Disability
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and interference with family relationships
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages, future earnings and earning capacity
  • Past, present and future medical bills
  • Wrongful death

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