Boat Accident Attorney in Indiana
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A boating accident can do more than ruin your day on the lake. Each year, recreational boaters suffer traumatic injuries and accidental drownings due to negligent operation and defective equipment. For more than 30 years, our top-rated personal injury firm, Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C., has helped injured parties obtain compensation for their medical bills, loss of income, physical pain and emotional suffering. We also help next of kin seek justice for drowning victims. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a boating accident, our trustworthy attorneys have the resources necessary to fight for full and fair compensation.
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Types of Boating Accidents
Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, so we are very familiar with the types of accidents that occur on the Great Lakes and the rivers in these areas.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the most prevalent types of boating accidents are:
- Collisions with a recreational vessel
- Flooding or swamping of a boat
- Collision with a fixed object, such as a rock or a pier
- Water-skier mishap
- Falling overboard
Factors that contribute to these types of accidents include:
- Operator inattention
- Improper lookout
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speed
- Machinery failure
- Alcohol use
- Hazardous waters
Liability for property damage and personal injury in a boating accident usually comes down to negligence on the part of a boat operator, or strict liability for a defective part that failed to perform at a crucial moment. Negligence may still apply when weather or hazardous waters are cited as a factor, since the decision to operate a boat under those conditions could be considered negligent.
Call a Skilled Indiana Boat Accident Lawyer for a
Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C. has the knowledge and resources to investigate every facet of your accident thoroughly. We also vigorously defend our clients from allegations of contributory negligence that could undermine their chances of recovering full, fair compensation.
Explore your legal options by contacting Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C.