Boat Accident Attorneys in Indiana Seek Fair Compensation
Providing reliable counsel for recreational boating injuries and accidental drownings
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, Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC 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.
Experienced attorneys prepared to litigate a variety of boating accidents
Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, so we’re very familiar with the types of accidents that occur on the Great Lakes and the rivers of these states. 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
Proving liability in boating accidents in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan
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 negligent.
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.
Retain experienced and dedicated counsel for your boating accident
Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC practices in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan and is very familiar with the causes of Great Lakes boat accidents. For a free consultation and case evaluation, call 219.769.2900 or contact our Crown Point office online.