Boat Accident Lawyers
For Complicated Lawsuits, Choose Daly & Black, P.C.
Managing a personal injury claim is rarely simple. But when the accident in question happened on the water, matters can get even more complicated than usual due to unique regulations and laws that can apply to water vessels and related accidents. If you or someone in your family has been in a boating accident and you don’t know what to do next, then you can start by dialing (888) 777-1839 and talking with a boat accident attorney from Daly & Black, P.C.
Our founders – Attorney Richard Daly and Attorney John Black – are known nationwide for being some of the toughest trial lawyers in the game. When it comes to difficult, high-stakes cases, they are on a shortlist of attorneys that other law firms refer to when they need reliable counsel. With such esteemed backgrounds and case histories, is there any reason to choose anyone else for your boat accident claim?
Learn more about our firm and your legal options by contacting us today.
What Can Cause a Boat Accident?
Negligence is at the root of most boat accidents. The negligent party, though, changes from case to case. It will be our job as your boat accident attorneys to determine who acted negligently and why they should be liable for your damages.
Causes of boat accidents will vary, such as:
- Ignoring harbor or bay rules
- Boating while intoxicated
- Creating wake near other boaters
- Defective boat parts
- And more
The party we name as the defendant in your suit will depend on what type of negligence caused the accident. For example, if your boat’s engine was defective, then the manufacturer could be held liable.
How is a Boat Accident Different from Other Case Types?
Boat accident claims need to be managed and settled like any other type of personal injury claim. As the plaintiff, you have the responsibility of proving that the defendant acted negligently. There will be investigative processes, negotiations, and, possibly, litigation.
The differences between a boat accident case and most other case types begin when considering the laws and regulations that surround boating and water travel specifically. For example, there are specific maritime laws that can be factored into a boating accident case if the collision or incident happens in international waters or involves certain vessels. Our team can assist with your boat accident case no matter where it happened or what it involved, so you don’t need to stress any of these details when we’re on your side.
Can You Sue If You Didn’t Have a Life Vest On?
Life jackets and floatation vests are essential to your safety when you are on a boat. However, they are not necessarily essential to your ability to file a claim after a boat accident. If you did not have a life vet on, then your liability could increase for your injuries, but it should not completely excuse the negligence of the party that caused your crash.
Furthermore, if you were on someone else’s boat, ship, or vessel and you were not given a life jacket, then there could be a liability issue there, too. Depending on the details of the situation, you might have been owed a life jacket from the boat’s owner. Not being provided one is a serious issue that we can investigate.
Changing Our Clients’ Lives for the Better
You will run into many open-ended questions when pursuing compensation after being in a boating accident that was not your fault. It would be an honor if you let our boating accident lawyers answer those questions and more. We are capable of assisting clients across the nation, so don’t hesitate to contact us, no matter where you call home.
To speak with our attorneys, dial (888) 777-1839 now.
At Daly & Black, we never take a case we do not believe we can win, we receive nothing until we win, and we make no settlement of any nature without our client’s approval. Our attorneys leverage results - not time.