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Boat Accidents

Boating is a fun pastime and exciting weekend getaway for many in the Boston and New England areas. Boats, however, are large and powerful and can often be dangerous, leading to serious injury if not operated safely and properly. Even when using all the correct safety measures operators and passengers can easily find themselves in trouble. Boating accidents can occur on boats for recreational use as well as on ships, including cruise ships, U.S. Navy vessels, and those involving maritime workers.

These boating accidents can happen because of many reasons. In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that the primary reasons for recreational boating accidents included careless/reckless operation, operator inattention, operator inexperience, passenger or skier behavior, speeding, and alcohol use.

Types of Boating Accidents

Just like driving a car, operating a boat is an important task and a great responsibility. Yet many people don't consider just how dangerous it can be to captain a boat. Many people go boating on the holidays and with large groups where drinking and partying is often involved. This can easily lead to distractions and recklessness. In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that the most common reasons for recreational boating accidents were:

  • boats colliding with other boats
  • flooding/swamping
  • colliding with a fixed object
  • falls overboard
  • water skiing mishaps

Injuries sustained from boating accidents can be serious or even fatal. It is important to take a boating accident seriously, whether it is a major or minor incident. Medical treatment is crucial for anyone involved in such an accident. Sustained medical, nursing, psychological or pharmaceutical care may be necessary, as well as recouping the costs of the boat and/or property damage involved. Whatever the case may be, seek the proper attention needed if an incident occurs.

Boat Accident Victim Representation at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman

If you or someone you know has been involved in a boating accident, it is important to speak with an attorney who is skilled in handling such cases. It is common that what seems like a minor injury may cause additional pain and require more medical treatment long after the accident itself.

At the law firm of Altman & Altman, our boat accident attorneys understand the enormous impact boating accident injuries may have on victims and their families. Our dedicated team of boat accident lawyers will field all of your legal questions and will work tirelessly to get you compensation for your injuries in order to put your mind at ease.

The law firm of Altman & Altman has over 40 years of experience in handling personal injury cases and is always willing and ready to take on new cases. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards on behalf of our clients. The Greater Boston boat accident attorneys at Altman & Altman give each of our client’s cases careful personal attention and will zealously advocate for your rights.

Our firm takes pride in always being accessible to our clients – our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, all emails sent to the firm are responded to within 4 hours, often sooner.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, don’t hesitate to call. Please contact the law firm of Altman & Altman at 617.492.3000 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Massachusetts boat accident attorneys. Our team of talented attorneys will get you the help you need.


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