Although most boat accidents are preventable, hundreds of people die every year and thousands are injured. The most common type of boat accident is a collision with another boat. The most common time for boating accidents is on summer weekends between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. What is more, a large portion of deaths due to boating accidents are attributable to the consumption of alcohol.
Injury Lawyer for Victims of Boating Accidents in the Greater Chicago Area
The boat accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Adam J. Zayed, P.C. represents victims in the Chicago, Illinois area who have suffered personal injuries due to boat accidents and boat collisions. We are prepared to litigate boating accident cases involving several types of watercraft, including:
- Speedboat accidents
- Motorboat accidents
- Cabin cruiser accidents
- Personal watercraft (jet ski) accidents
- Tour boats
- Falls overboard
Boat operators and owners must exercise the highest levels of care to prevent injuries to swimmers, passengers and other boats. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys will discuss your situation. We will also work with insurance companies and all parties to ensure that your rights are protected and your case proceeds in an efficient manner.
Many factors can lead to serious boat accidents including:
- Machinery failure
- Manufacturing defect
- Improper maintenance
- Driver operation
- Reckless operation
- Inattentive driver
- Inexperienced driver
- Excessive speed
- Alcohol use
Certain standards and protocols apply to boat operators in the same way that "the rules of the road" apply to automobile drivers. In the event of a boating accident, failure to remain on scene, failure to provide aid, and failure to report the accident in a timely manner constitute crimes. A report must be filed in the event of a boating fatality, if someone is injured and requires more than first aid, if there is damage to a boat or to a vessel, or if any individual on board a boat disappears while on the water in a situation indicating a possible injury or death.
Injuries suffered by boat accident victims can include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Illinois Boat Accident Lawyer
Boating accidents can be tragic and even fatal, and they require an experienced boat accident lawyer. At Law Offices of Adam J. Zayed, P.C., we provide representation to victims of serious boating accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. Contact us at 855.726.1616, or fill out our contact form to set up a personal consultation.