Boat Accident Lawyer
At Greenblatt& Veliev, LLC, in Rockville, MD, we fight to help get you justice and compensation after a boat crash in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Boating accidents are extremely common and can happen to anyone, any time, anywhere in the water.
If the inevitable happens to you or someone you love, we’re here to help.
Boating Accident Statistics
According to the American Boating Association, 5,265 boating accidents happened in 2020 that resulted in over 760 deaths, 3,190 injuries, and over $62 million in property damage! Fortunately, with the help of a personal injury law firm, you can get the help you need if you’ve been the victim or are filing a wrongful death lawsuit due to a boating accident.
What Causes Accidents On The Water?
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol use is the biggest leading factor in fatal crashes, causing 18% of all boating accident deaths. Sadly, where deaths occurred, only 12% of operators had a nationally-approved safety education certificate. This means that a fatal injury could have been avoided if operators were simply more trained in safety.
- Operator Inattention
- Operator Inexperience
- Improper Lookout
- Excessive Speed
- Navigation Rules Violation
Common Boat Crash Damages
In 2020 alone, over $2 billion worth of damage resulted from boating accidents! Because Maryland has a sprawling 3,190 miles of coastline, recreational and other boaters are susceptible to collisions, injuries, and property damage.
- Collision With A Recreational Vessel (Jet Skis, Motorboats, Pontoons, Kayaks, Etc.)
- Flooding & Swamping
- Collision With A Fixed Object
- Running The Watercraft Aground
- Falls Overboard
Boat Accident Injuries
Not only can these accidents damage your vessel, but they can, unfortunately, cause fatal and life-changing injuries to everyone involved.
Some serious injuries resulting from boating accidents are:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Sprains & Strains
Get Help Getting Compensated
These injuries can take years to recover from, which means it’s crucial to get the help from personal injuries attorneys to help you win your settlement or case against the at-fault party in a boating accident. Medical expenses can quickly add up, and in Maryland, 19.1% of adults have unpaid medical bills and 6% are uninsured!
How Can A Maryland Boat Accident Attorney Help?
A personal injury lawyer can help you file your claim immediately after a boating accident to ensure you get the best monetary compensation. In Maryland, victims have 3 years to file a claim as soon as an incident happens. This means it’s vital to get the help of a lawyer right away to get help with your settlement.
This settlement can not only help you pay for damages to your property and for medical expenses, but also gain justice.
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Lost Earnings Potential
- Property Repairs Or Replacement
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss Of Consortium
- Funeral Costs
Helping You Win Your Case
Boat accident attorneys can help establish who was at-fault in an accident and fight against insurance companies who deny their client was at-fault or refuse to pay what they owe. In Maryland, to prove someone was at-fault for a boating crash, your lawyer must prove negligence on behalf of the other party through DUI, reckless driving or other factors, and also prove that you were not involved at all in the incident.
This is because Maryland recognizes the Pure Contributory Negligence Rule, which states that if the victim of an accident is even 1% responsible, they forfeit all rights to compensation!
Hire A Boat Accident Attorney Today
Our lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC in Rockville, MD, can help gather evidence, fight insurance companies, and support you to get the compensation you deserve. If you were involved in a boating accident in Maryland, DC, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, contact us today for a free case evaluation.