Boating or swimming in lakes or other bodies of water can be a great way to spend a weekend, but too often getaways to the lake house result in a boating accident. No matter how careful we are about water safety, there is always the possibility a boat crash or other accident can occur. We simply cannot control how other people use the lake, and unfortunately, due to negligence, boating under the influence, or other circumstances, another individual could cause a problem.
If you are a victim of a boating accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at MichieHamlett law firm in Charlottesville, VA. Our lawyers are often able to settle boating accident cases out of court, but we are fully prepared to take your case to court to ensure you receive the justice you deserve. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a boating accident resulting in personal injury or wrongful death, our Charlottesville, VA attorneys can help you win your case.
In 2013 alone, 4,062 boating accidents occurred in the United States. Of these accidents, 13% resulted in death. Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a common but easily avoided cause for boating accidents; other problems include operator inattention, careless/reckless boating, speeding, and inappropriate passenger behavior. Regardless of the cause of the boating accident, our lawyers are experts in boat operation law and personal injury law, which means we have the tools to fight for your case and win. Rates of boating accidents have decreased over the last few years, but still far too many people are injured or killed in boat-related mishaps.
The financial, physical, and emotional toll any personal injury or wrongful death case creates for individuals and their families can be overwhelming, and many people do not know how to proceed after the accident. If you are able to demonstrate another person caused the boating accident that occurred, they may be liable; you could receive financial compensation for the damages you have suffered.
The circumstances leading up to the accident will have a direct effect on the financial compensation you receive, so determining the true cause of the accident, whether inattention, speeding, or alcohol use, is central to your legal success. To help protect your legal rights and fight for your case, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer.
The MichieHamlett law firm of Charlottesville, VA has decades of experience working on personal injury cases. Experience matters when your have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a boating accident. MichieHamlett’s team of legal experts are familiar with Virginia state law and the U.S. Coast Guard’s navigation rules that cover matters related to boating and boat safety. Our lawyers understand the results you receive for this case will have a direct impact on your quality of life, so we take our clients’ cases seriously and fight for justice.
If you or someone you love is the victim of a boating accident, contact us today to receive a free legal consultation and find out how we can help you through your legal battle. The MichieHamlett law film serves the Charlottesville, VA area for all personal injury and wrongful death cases related to boating or other accidents. We have over 65 years of experience winning personal injury cases and getting our clients the retribution they deserve. We accept boating accident cases on contingency, so you pay nothing until we win your case and you receive compensation for your accident.