Do I have legal options after I've been injured in a recreational boating accident that was someone else's fault?

If you've been injured in a recreational boating accident that was someone else's fault, you might be able to be compensated for your injuries. Recreational boating accidents are defined by the Coast Guard as events where someone is seriously injured, someone drowns, someone disappears and is presumed dead, or the vessel is damaged. 

Boat owners and operators can be held liable if their negligence caused you injury or caused the death of your family member. In boating accidents, negligence means not following directions, observing signs, maintaining their vessels, paying attention to weather, and never piloting a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

You might be able to sue for property damage, medical expenses, and other losses that occured as a result of the accident. 

If the accident was the fault of someone in another boat, that person (or that person's company if it's a commercial vessel) might be liable for your injuries or your loved one's death

Talk to one of our experienced attorneys today to find out your best options after being injured or losing a loved one in a recreational boating accident. Call now at 877.724.7800 or fill out a contact form on our website.

Brian Beckcom
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