Boating accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence in Maryland, with 147 accidents and six fatalities in a single recent year. Many boat accidents are caused by operator negligence. If you have been injured in a boat accident that was someone else’s fault, contact a boat accident lawyer at Malloy Law Offices, LLC as soon as possible. We know what it takes to win maximum compensation for our clients.
As stated by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG):
Many boat accidents are caused by some type of operator error. USCG reports that the primary operator factors contributing to boat accidents in a recent year were:
A total of 2,629 injuries and many fatalities were sustained in boating accidents in a recent year, as reported by USCG. In descending order, the most common types of injuries suffered were:
To hold an operator responsible for injuries suffered in a boating accident, you must show that the operator was negligent, or acted in a way that a reasonable person would not have done. Examples of operator negligence include speeding, operator distraction or inattentiveness, and operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the boat itself was defective and equipment failure caused your accident, a manufacturer, seller, or person who performed repairs may be liable for your injuries.
Establishing liability in a boat accident claim can be a complicated process. Our experienced boat accident attorneys can thoroughly investigate your accident and secure and preserve any evidence of equipment failure, or that the operator was violating boating regulations at the time the accident occurred. We can determine fault and liability, negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve after serious boat accident injuries.
Serious injuries sustained in a boating accident can have life-altering consequences or require extensive medical treatment and time away from work. Call Malloy Law Offices, LLC at today for strong legal representation in your boat accident claim.