Recreational boating accidents may take place in a number of vessels including:

  • Sailboats
  • Sculls
  • Canoes
  • Yachts
  • Motor boats
  • Fishing boats
  • Charter Vessels
  • Personal watercraft, including jet skis and wave riders

Our maritime lawyers have obtained payment for medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, impairment of earning capacity and other costs of a recreational boating accident caused by:

  • Drunk boating
  • Excessive speed
  • Lack of or improper navigational lights
  • Defective or missing equipment
  • Operator error or inexperience of operator
  • Hit and run
  • Traveling at a high rate of speed
  • Producing a wake in a no-wake zone
  • Overcrowding
  • Collisions with other vessels
  • Collisions with rocks, docks, jetties, piers and sandbars
  • Operating in poor and/or rough weather conditions

Accidents on recreational watercraft can leave you with serious injuries including fractured vertebrae, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries that could lead to paralysis, herniated discs, broken bones and even death.

Why Hire Us?

It is important to determine the relevant laws after a recreational accident. Recreational boating accidents can be complicated. There may be little or no insurance coverage. It may be difficult to prove negligence. The applicable laws vary depending on where the accident occurred: did it take place on a lake, on navigable international waters, or on state waters closer to shore? Was defective equipment involved? Matters such as these require the scrutiny of an experienced maritime law attorney who can identify the right laws under which to file claims for compensation and who knows how to properly investigate the claim to obtain maximum compensation.

At Latti & Anderson LLP, our maritime attorneys have years of proven experience. Whether you suffered an injury in a boat on a lake or off of Boston Harbor or on a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean, our maritime lawyers can help you. Contact our maritime lawyers today for a free consultation. With more than 50 years of experience, you can feel confident in our abilities. We represent clients nationwide.