Learn More About Your Boat Crash
"Here are six steps we take to help you learn more about your boat crash case. In this type of case, a combination of speed, alcohol and inattention by the at-fault usually causes the boat crash or personal injury accident. These cases are similar to motor vehicle collision cases on land as to approach and evidence. Assisting me are four full-time paralegals who average 14+ years of experience. We know the law, the insurance companies, and the judges. I would be honored to represent you, and share what I have learned over 25+ years.” Mike Burman, Attorney at Law.
“My staff is knowledgeable and easy to work with. We keep you updated about your case. You will have no trouble reaching me when you need my help or have a question.” Mike Burman
Every boat owner has a duty to exercise care for the safety of other persons around them. Once the attorney-client relationship is established with us, we investigate and prove fault by drivers who:
Boating accident personal injury cases and death cases require quick attention from an experienced personal injury law firm. Mike Burman is a personal injury attorney with the staff and financial resources needed to take on any insurance company. As your boating accident lawyer, Mike Burman and his law firm will work quickly to:
In every personal injury case or wrongful death case, we investigate and preserve evidence. We locate and contact all available witnesses. We notify all necessary parties and insurance companies, notify all lienholders, gather and protect evidence and damages, prepare a settlement demand, negotiate a bicycle accident settlement, resolve liens, and distribute a fair settlement to you. Automobile injury and death cases require quick attention from an experienced personal injury law firm. Mike Burman is a personal injury attorney with the staff and financial resources needed to take on any insurance company. As your bicycle accident attorney, Mike Burman and his law firm will work quickly to answer all your questions and learn about your injuries-including those hard-to-find injuries that are oftentimes overlooked, such as traumatic brain injuries or labral tears in the hip.
Once evidence from the scene is secure, we use information technologies to transform this evidence into a visual representation of your bicycle crash to prove the harms and losses behind your injuries. Our in-house media service prepares professional digital charts, blowups, and videos while keeping costs under control. Our goal is to communicate your case so that anyone can “be sure” what happened and “understand” what should be done to right the wrong done to you. We work to provide the insurance adjuster with a thorough evaluation of your case so you achieve a full and fair out-of-court settlement. But if you must file suit, Burman Law will help prepare your case for trial. At trial, we will visualize your case to the jury, so the jury understands exactly what happened to you, and how your life changed. In this way, the jury has the power to come back with a verdict to help right the wrong done to you.
Insurance companies and insurance adjusters use several tactics to deny claims and pay less than the value of the claim. Some of the most common we see are:
You need no money to hire me. I am paid a reasonable fee out of the money paid to resolve your case. The decision to resolve your case is always yours to make. I work for you. All fees and costs will be transparent, upfront, and in writing. We are paid a percentage of the money recovered in your case. Many personal injury lawyers now charge a fee of 40% to begin your case. Our fee has been 1/3 for more than twenty-five plus years. We do not spend time or money on expensive Tv Ads, and we pass that savings on to you. There are no hidden disclaimers. We are transparent at all times.
With our free consultation and free case evaluation services, you can discuss your car accident case with Mike Burman in confidence. Mike will help you understand your rights and give you a plan of action based on real experience. There is never any pressure. We put all fees and case expenses in writing. As a Burman Law client, you will receive our free client portal so you can post anything you want 24/7/365. We respond to portal messages by the next business day, or sooner. And you can always contact Mike on his personal cell phone number which he will give you. Burman Law staff average ten years of paralegal experience. Mike has more than 25+ years of experience in personal injury and wrongful death involving car accidents and safety in Kentucky and Tennessee.
§ 235.285. Personal watercraft - Use for towing - Prohibitions on use without personal flotation device or self-circling capability - General prohibitions of vessel operation - Exceptions - Supervision of minors
(1) A personal watercraft may be used to tow individuals engaged in waterskiing or similar activities if it has adequate seating capacity and an observer on board to monitor the progress of the person being towed, or if it is equipped with a rearview mirror with a minimum field of vision of one hundred sixty (160) degrees mounted so that the operator can observe the activities of the person being towed.
(2) A person shall not operate a personal watercraft on public waters unless every individual operating or riding on the personal watercraft is wearing a personal flotation device that is approved by the United States Coast Guard under 46 C.F.R. sec. 160, as it may be amended or renumbered.
(3) A personal watercraft that does not have self-circling capability shall not be operated on public waters unless:
(a) The personal watercraft is equipped with a lanyard-type engine cutoff switch; and
(b) The lanyard is attached to the person, clothing, or personal flotation device of the operator.
(4) A vessel operated on public waters shall be operated at all times according to the provisions of this chapter and the administrative regulations promulgated hereunder. A vessel shall be operated at all times in a reasonable and prudent manner so as not to endanger human life, human physical safety, or property. A person shall not do any of the following while operating a vessel on public waters:
(a) Weave through congested watercraft traffic in a way that endangers human life, human physical safety, or property;
(b) Follow a watercraft that is towing an individual on water skis, a surfboard, or a water sport device in a way that endangers human life, human physical safety, or property;
(c) Jump the wake of another watercraft in a way that endangers human life, human physical safety, or property;
(d) Cut between a boat and the individual or individuals being towed by the boat;
(e) Cross paths with another watercraft when visibility around the other watercraft is so obstructed as to endanger human life, human physical safety, or property; or
(f) Steer a personal watercraft or motorboat toward an object or individual in the water and turn sharply at close range in a way that endangers human life, human physical safety, or property.
(5) A person shall not operate a personal watercraft on public waters at any time between sunset and the following sunrise.
(6) A person shall not operate a vessel within fifty (50) feet of a commercial motor vessel and its tow which is in operation on a waterway, except if the operator of the commercial motor vessel has given his or her consent.
(a) A person under twelve (12) years of age shall not operate a personal watercraft or motorboat over ten (10) horsepower on the public waters of the Commonwealth.
(b) Effective January 1, 1999, a person twelve (12) years of age through seventeen (17) years of age shall not operate a personal watercraft or motorboat over ten (10) horsepower on the public waters of the Commonwealth unless the person is in possession of a safe boating certificate or is accompanied, on board, by a person eighteen (18) years of age or older or in possession of a safe boating certificate.
(c) While operating a motorboat or a personal watercraft over ten (10) horsepower on the public waters of the Commonwealth, nonresidents twelve (12) years of age through seventeen (17) years of age shall have in their possession a Kentucky safe boating certificate or a recognized and equivalent boat operator licensing or safe boating certificate from another state or country.
(8) Subsections (1) to (6) of this section shall not apply to:
(a) A performer engaged in a professional exhibition; or
(b) A person participating in a regatta, a race, a marine parade, a tournament, or an exhibit that is held in compliance with administrative regulations adopted by the department.
(9) The parent, legal guardian, or other adult who has direct supervision over a minor under the age of eighteen (18) shall not knowingly authorize or permit the minor to operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in violation of this section.
KY Rev. Stat. 235.285 Personal watercraft - Use for towing - Prohibitions on use without personal flotation device or self-circling capability - General prohibitions of vessel operation - Exceptions - Supervision of minors (Kentucky Revised Statutes (2022 Edition))
69-9-504. Safe operating requirements - Prohibited maneuvers - Warning flags
(a) A personal watercraft shall at all times be operated on the waters of Tennessee in a reasonable and prudent manner. Maneuvers that endanger life, limb, or property, or create a public nuisance shall constitute reckless operation of a vessel as provided in §69-9-216(a) and shall be punished upon conviction as provided in §69-9-219. These acts shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Weaving through congested vessel traffic at high speed;
(2) Following within the wake, and closely behind, a vessel towing a person or persons on water skis or other water sport devices;
(3) Cutting between a boat and the person or persons being towed by that boat;
(4) Crossing in close proximity to the stern of another vessel or when visibility around the other vessel is obstructed;
(5) Steering a vessel toward any object or person in the water and turning sharply at close range so as to spray the object or person; and
(6) Jumping the wake of another vessel within one hundred feet (100²) of that vessel.
(b) If the operator of a vessel feels that the operation of a personal watercraft is creating a hazard to that vessel or a person being towed by that vessel, they shall exhibit an orange flag and wave it in such a manner to signal the operator of the personal watercraft to steer away, or to take such action that will end the hazard. The flag shall be no less than twelve inches (12³) by twelve inches (12³) in size.
Tenn. Code 69-9-504 Safe operating requirements - Prohibited maneuvers - Warning flags (Tennessee Code (2022 Edition))