Boat Accident Attorney

Millions of people participate in adventurous and recreational boating. They consider it to be a rewarding and fun hobby. Nevertheless, there are times when things happen that are unexpected. If an unfortunate accident occurs, it helps to contact an experienced boat accident lawyer to help in protecting your rights and interests.

Maritime Injury, operates  across the US and in both Federal and International waterways.  We have the experience and resources necessary to provide expert representation to victims of boat related injuries and death.

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Types of Boat Accidents

Injuries can happen in several ways on a boat.  It may happen in transport or dropping your boat into the water, it may happen in crowded seaways with other boats or personal watercraft, or accident injury may happen while simply being a passenger aboard a vessel.

Common boat injuries include:

  • Loss of life via drowning or collision
  • Disappearance of the passenger with potential loss of life or injury
  • Injury as a passenger include; transport accidents, skiing or other water sports, fishing accidents, docking accidents, etc.
  • Loss of limbs

A boating accident likely occurs when boats collide or hit a hazard/wave, permanent fixture or submerged object. Although other situations may be unavoidable, others are the result of operator error or negligence.

Common avoidable accidents:

  • Skiing, Tubing or water sports accidents
  • Misjudging waves at unsafe speeds or angles
  • Speeding or operating at an unsafe speed
  • Collisions with other watercraft
  • Inexperience considering nautical rules
  • Defective boat design
  • Contact with propellers because of improper safety protocols
  • Improper repairs or modifications
  • Collision with fixed objects like buoys, piers, or bridges

A boating accident attorney is a personal injury attorney. They specialize in the law regarding boating safety and procedures and see accidents from the victims perspective.  Apart from their viewpoint, they are best known as experts in understanding regulations and laws related to boating liability and boating in a particular state and/or Federal/International waters.

In order to collect damages from a boating accident, the presence of a boat accident attorney is undeniably important. They understand your rights and have exhibited the power of recovering damages through that legal understanding. More so, if the accident is fatal, wrongful death and the like, they have the sympathy and perseverance to recover damages to the family or loved ones involved.

In the event that you faced a case related on criminal liability and civil liability, a boat accident attorney can help you when suing for property damage, medical expenses, wrongful death and other losses that may be experienced due to the accident. There are situations that criminal charges are brought against the boat operator. These may include reckless operation, boating under the influence and gross negligence.

Contact us to talk to a boat accident injury lawyer today!

It matters when you hire a skilled and experienced boat accident injury attorney that understands the laws and has litigated complex claims for accident and negligence victims. Whether you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or suffered a wrongful death, our firm is prepared to help you understand your legal rights, and vigorously defend and protect your rights.  Don't fall prey or rely on insurance company officials paid to protect their clients interests!

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