Recreational Boating Accidents

A boating trip can be the perfect way to unwind with family and friends. But when boating accidents happen, lifelong injury and emotional and financial upheaval can ensue. Luckily, we can help with a free case consultation and more information on recreational boating accidents:

Boating accidents can occur on all kinds of watercraft, including:

  • Jet skis
  • Sail boats
  • Yachts
  • Ferries
  • Chartered watercraft
  • Innertubes
  • Kayaks
  • Tour crafts

The legal ramifications of a boating accident depend on the type of accident and the involved parties. For example, the owners of two small craft that crash into each other on Lake Michigan might share liability for any associated injuries, while the tour operator on another water craft could be responsible if a child falls overboard. Once responsibility is established, evidence must be gathered: what was the injury? What circumstances could have caused or contributed to the accident? What is the extent of the damage? What costs have been incurred and will continue to accrue?

Depending on where the boating accident occurs, maritime law may apply in addition to state, federal, and local laws. Due to the complexities of recreational boating accidents, it is recommended that anyone considering filing a personal injury lawsuit in relation to such an injury rely on an experienced personal injury lawyer as they seek compensation for their injuries.

Think a boating accident is no big deal? Think again…the consequences of a boating accident can range from brain injury to paralysis, lost work to the need for ongoing treatment and multiple surgeries. Get medical attention as soon as possible for all applicable injuries…then seek out an attorney who understands this complex area of law. Need help concerning your recreational boating accident? Contact us today for more information and a free case consultation.

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