Our boating accident attorneys have decades of experience handling complex boat injury claims. We understand the ins and outs of your local boating laws, the small details that can make or break a case and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Individuals injured due to the negligence of a boat operator may be entitled to compensation in the form of payment of medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering associated with the accident.
Injuries sustained during jet ski accidents can be far more severe than those suffered in larger boating accidents, given the exposed nature of the rider. While jet ski accidents can result from the negligence of the operator, defective equipment can contribute to the cause of the accident in rare instances.
Alcohol consumption is a factor in many incidents. The United States Coast Guard estimates that boat operators with a blood alcohol concentration above .10 are more than 10 times as likely to be killed in an accident than an operator who has not been drinking.
It is important that you contact an experienced and skilled boat accident attorney if you or a loved one were involved in a yachting, boating or personal watercraft accident. Maritime law is very different than land-based law, complete with its own filing deadlines and pleading requirements.