A boating accident is a tragic event for everyone involved. Serious traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, water inhalation injuries and wrongful deaths from drowning are common in boating accidents. If you have lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries in a boating accident, you need to talk with an Annapolis boat accident lawyer about your rights and options. With a successful boating accident claim, you could receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
At Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., our attorneys have been representing Maryland clients in personal injury claims, including boating accident litigation, for more than 40 years. Clients who have been injured on a river, the Chesapeake Bay or other Maryland waterways have come to trust our firm’s reputation for personalized service and strategic, aggressive personal injury litigation services.Causes of Boating Accidents
There are many causes of boating litigation, including:
- Negligent operation: In too many boating accident cases, the negligent party is either unaware of boating regulations or ignores them. Maryland’s boating regulations are in place to keep boaters safe, so when these rules are violated, serious accidents can occur.
- Excessive speed: Reckless speeding on the water is one of the most common and dangerous errors that people make while boating. Excessive speed also increases the severity of injuries in a boating accident.
- Boating under the influence: Nothing is more dangerous on the water than boating while intoxicated. Because alcohol slows the driver’s reaction time and hinders his or her decision-making skills, boating while intoxicated puts everyone else on the water in harm’s way.
Our lawyers have experience with boating accident claims. We know how to research the details of boating accident cases to determine causation and liability. We will explore every detail to build you a strong case and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.Contact Our Centreville Boating Injury Attorneys
Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, so you can contact us when you need us. We offer free initial consultations, and we will meet with you at your home or at the hospital if you are unable to come to us. Call (410) 841-5333 ((800) 966-5333 toll free) or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Maryland boating accident lawyer.