I was fishing at Tims Ford lake and a ski boat came around a corner and hit my small boat. I was thrown into the water and received a compound fracture to my leg and a bad cut. The leg became infected. The other boater was drunk? What are my rights?
Tennessee has laws that govern the operation of boats and it is just as illegal to operate a boat under the influence of alcohol as it is to operate a vehicle under the influence.
Thus, you have a claim against the boater who ran into you just as you would if you have been hit by a drunk driver on Hwy 50 between Lynchburg and Winchester.
What damages can you recover? Read our Legal Guide to learn the answer to this question.
Please remember that under Tennessee law you only have one year from the date of your accident to bring a claim against the at-fault boater.