If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident...turn to Kimmel Carter.
Recreational boating and other water sports activities can be dangerous. While the joys of Rehoboth and the Chesapeake are many, unfortunately, fun on the water sometimes leads to serious and often fatal accidents. A water vessel can capsize, crash into other watercrafts, or sink. Passengers can fall overboard. Waterskiers and swimmers can be hit by passing watercraft. A boat can be defectively designed, or a component part can be dangerous, resulting in boat malfunction, fire, or explosion.
Many factors can cause a boating accident—whether on a privately-owned boat, a jet ski, or a ferry—such as:
- Operator inexperience, recklessness, or inattention
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Speeding or driving against other traffic
- Equipment failure
- Overcrowding a vessel
- Failure to provide sufficient personal floatation devices
- Adverse weather and/or water conditions
When injuries or death result from a boating accident, many individuals could be held liable: the boat owner, the boat operator, or the manufacturer of the boat or any defective parts. Under the law, a boat operator and its owner generally must exercise the highest degree of care to prevent injuries that may result from the operation of their vessel.
Our firm represents clients who have suffered personal injuries or lost loved ones in boating accidents. Our experienced attorneys will evaluate your situation and present your various legal options. We can also work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case, so that you are able to focus on recovery and family matters.
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