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Boating Accident Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been injured on the water?

A day on the water can be one of the best ways to spend time outside enjoying the weather with family and friends. During these times it’s easy to forget the potential danger posed by boats, especially with the number of boats on the water increasing each year. The risks of boating are inherent, mostly because boating accidents happen on water and often involve exposed engines and propellers. For this reason, the likelihood of experiencing a serious or permanent injury increases when a boating accident happens.

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Leading causes of boating accidents

Ignorance of Local Boating Laws

Each state has a series of boating regulations that have been implemented in order to keep people who are on the water as safe as possible. Unfortunately, many people who get behind the wheel of a watercraft are simply unfamiliar with many of these regulations. This lack of knowledge leads to mistakes that lead to injuries and fatalities on the water. Our boating accident lawyers will tell you that ignorance is no defense for someone who has caused a serious accident.

Alcohol

Boating while under the influence of alcohol is no different than driving a vehicle on public roads after drinking. Both acts are wholly illegal. Despite efforts to bring awareness to the problem, too many people still make the decision to operate a boat while under the influence. The fact is alcohol impairs judgment and reaction time and this is never a good combination when operating any type of vehicle, including watercraft. Should an accident occur, anyone who has been boating under the influence will likely face criminal charges. Likewise, that person could also face substantial civil liability from anyone onboard or nearby who may have been injured as a result of the boating accident.

Speeding

Just as we drive at safe speeds on the roadway, it is critical to operate a boat at a safe speed. Some people are tempted to speed when they get behind the wheel of a boat or watercraft, and moving at a rate of speed that’s too high for the conditions is not only negligent, but it can lead to grave danger for the boater, their passengers and anyone else in the area. Excessive speed reduces the operator’s ability to react to dangers and may result in collisions with other vessels or objects.

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Who is responsible for a boating accident?

In order for someone to be held liable for your injuries, you must be able to prove in court that the person was negligent. Boat operators have a duty to act in a reasonable and prudent manner towards anyone on or near their boat. If you are hurt because someone failed to exercise reasonable care while operating aboat, and you were hurt as a consequence, you may have grounds for a boating accident claim.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Our boating accident lawyers will carefully listen to your account of the accident, determine your legal options and identify the best course of action moving forward.

Common boating accidents include:

  • Collision with another vessel
  • Capsizing
  • Hitting a stationary object (dock, submerged object, pier)
  • Grounding
  • Towing accident
  • Falling overboard
  • Flooding that leads to sinking
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Common boating injuries:

  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Hypothermia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Drowning
  • Wrongful death

Consider McDonald Law Firm for your boating accident lawsuit.

Hiring McDonald Law Firm from the start can make a significant difference in how much, and how soon, you may receive financial compensation. Equally important, we have decades of experience and we’ll provide you with thorough and effective representation when you need it most.

We’ll fight for the maximum compensation owed to you.

Recovery following a boating accident can be long and challenging. While hiring a lawyer won’t take away the emotional or physical pain, we may be able to ease the financial hardship. We’ll be on your side throughout the entire process so that you don’t have to worry about insurance adjusters, medical bills, or time off of work.

It’s important to hire an experienced legal team.

The boating accident lawyers at McDonald Law Firm have both the experience and the resources to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We will thoroughly investigate your case, determine the full extent of your losses and aggressively pursue compensation for you and your family. However, it is imperative that you contact a boating accident lawyer as soon as possible following an accident in order to preserve your right to file a potential claim.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in or died as a result of a boating accident, contact the litigation team at McDonald Law Firm. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your potential legal rights to compensation. Our lawyers have years of experience representing victims in personal injury and wrongful death claims.

What compensation may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Living expenses during recovery
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Disability or permanent injury
  • Funeral expenses
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We’re ready to get started on your case.

Should you decide to hire our firm, we will aggressively pursue your personal injury claim from day one. Our boating accident lawyers will begin working on your case the day you hire us. We prepare each and every one of our cases as if it is going to trial. You can expect aggressive and thorough legal representation from start to finish.

Our No Fee Guarantee: We don’t get paid unless you do.

We’ll handle your boating accident case on a contingency basis, which means you never owe our law firm any out-of-pocket fees or expenses. We only get paid if we win compensation for you ― either through settlement or a trial. Building the strongest case possible on your behalf is our priority.

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