Boat Accident Lawyers
Across the country hundreds of people die in boating accidents every year and thousands more are injured. These accidents may also result in severe injuries, unpaid medical bills, lost wages, and permanent disabilities. The attorneys at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen are experienced in handling cases arising from boating accidents as well as personal watercraft accidents (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, Sea-Doo). If you or a family member has been injured in a boat accident or a relative has been killed, the Allen Law Firm stands ready to help you pick up the pieces. Call 866-388-1307 for a free consultation.
Many of our lawyers are boaters themselves. They are familiar with the Virginia laws and administrative regulations as well as the U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation Rules that govern all facets of boating and boating safety.
The major causes of recreational boating accidents are operator inattention, careless/reckless boat operation, excessive speed, inappropriate passenger/skier behavior, alcohol, and improper lookout. These negligent acts and others cause boats to capsize or collide. They may result in flooding, fire and explosion. When boat operators are careless, skiers may be struck by propellers or the vessels towing them. Passengers may fall overboard. From time to time, negligently designed boats and defective boating equipment can also cause accidents which give rise to claims against manufacturers.
The personal injury lawyers of Allen, Allen Allen & Allen know how to investigate boating accidents and evaluate the validity of claims that arise from them. They focus on answering critical questions which may determine the validity of your case:
- Was the defendant operator of the boat intoxicated at the time of the accident?
- Was he operating his boat at an excessive speed for the circumstances and conditions?
- Was he turning too sharply in close proximity to another vessel?
- Was he in compliance with Virginia Administrative Code regulations regarding the safe operation of watercraft?
If the defendant was operating a personal watercraft such as Jet Ski, Sea-Doo or Wave Runner:
- Was the defendant speeding or weaving across the water unsafely?
- Was he following or crossing the path of another vessel too closely?
These are only a few of the questions and issues that may require thorough review by an Allen Law Firm attorney.
Winning a case involving death or injury due to the negligence of a boat operator or a boat equipment manufacturer can be difficult without the help of an attorney who knows the ins and outs of boating negligence litigation. We know how to help you.