According to United States Coast Guard, boat accidents cause thousands of people to be injured and even killed every year. Boating accidents can involve a variety of watercraft and activities, including boats, yachts, jet skis, waverunners, submarine craft, sailing, diving, water skiing, and other water sports. Common causes for boating accidents are operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, improper and faulty equipment, fires, and operating under the influence of alcohol. Boat accident cases can be extremely complex due to the applicable personal injury laws of the particular jurisdiction, which depends on the accident site and waterway involved. Some waterways are regulated by state law and others by federal law. In any boat accident case, having an experienced lawyer, who is knowledgeable of the laws of the jurisdiction is extremely important to effectively present and win the case.
Boating accidents also cause millions of dollars in property damage a year. Given the procedural requirements that differ in most states, it is important to not attempt to handle a property damage claim alone, but instead have an experienced lawyer at Goldberg & Dohan represent you and fight the insurance companies to maximize your recovery. See our page on “Insurance Claims” for more information on presenting property damage claims against your insurance company.
If you, or someone you know is injured in a boat accident, call our office now at 305-536-3400, toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.