Boat Accidents

Massachusetts Boat Accident Attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers – Gilman Law LLP

Boating is a favorite pastime for many New Englanders during the summer months.  However, sometimes an enjoyable cruise in the Boston harbor or a fishing trip on a lake can lead to a tragic life changing event due to someone’s else negligence.   In 2007, almost 40 million individuals participated in motor or power boat activities in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In 2006, 3,474 persons were injured and 710 died while boating.  The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2006 statistics stated that approximately 87% of boaters who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

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Many of these injuries and deaths are caused by someone else’s negligence and could have been prevented.    Operators of boats, like operators of a motor vehicle, have a legal obligation to operate watercraft in a safe manner.

Major Causes Of Boat Accidents Include:

  • Operator inattention
  • Operator inexperience
  • Careless operation
  • Speeding
  • Failing to have a proper lookout
  • Alcohol

If you are injured in a boating accident, you need a Massachusetts boat accident attorney. The Boat Accident Lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have successfully represented Massachusetts residents who have been victims in boating accidents and have experience handling serious personal injury lawsuits.

The Boat Accident lawyers at Gilman Law LLP will work hard on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your boat accident case.

Legal Help for Victims of Boat Accidents

Gilman Law LLP is a leading personal injury law firm and is here to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat accident, it is important to contact a lawyer that specializes in boat accidents in order to help protect your legal rights. Many of these actions require you to file a claim within a strict time limitation in order to commence an action for recovery. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out our online form, or CALL TOLL FREE (1-888-252-0048) today.