DC Boat Accident Lawyer
For many Americans, boating is a leisure activity synonymous with summer fun. Fishing, skiing, tubing, and just lounging in the sun are all associated with pleasure boating. Unfortunately, fun quickly turns to tragedy each year for thousands of boaters involved in boat accidents. In 2009, the United States Coast Guard reported nearly 5,000 recreational boating accidents, resulting in 736 deaths and over 3,300 injuries. These statistics do not include the numbers of injuries or wrongful deaths occurring from transportation boating accidents, such as ferry accidents, shipping accidents, or cruise ship accidents. If you have been injured in a boating accident, or if your loved one was killed in a boating accident, contact a DC Boat Accident attorney who will help you receive compensation for your injuries or loss.
Most boat accidents occur as the result of a boat operator's carelessness, recklessness, or inattention. According to the US Coast Guard, the top five causes of boating accidents are:
• Excessive speed
• Improper lookout
If you have been injured in a motorboat accident, personal watercraft accident, pontoon accident, or other boat accident, you are entitled to financial compensation from the negligent boat operator responsible for your injuries, loss wages, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a boating accident, you can protect your family's financial future by pursuing a wrongful death claim that can bring compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and more. To find out about the compensation for which you as an injured victim or surviving dependent may be eligible, contact an experienced DC boat accident attorney.
At the Washington DC personal injury practice group of Price Benowitz LLP, our experienced attorneys are committed to helping you receive a fair settlement from those responsible for your suffering. If the responsible party or insurance companies are unwilling to offer just compensation, our DC boat accident lawyers are qualified and ready to aggressively litigate your case for maximum compensation and a judgment you deserve.
We also represent clients involved in boating accidents outside the District. Click here to get contact information for our Maryland boating accident lawyers, and here to get information about the services we provide in Virginia.