Recreational boating and water sports can be fun but serious injuries can result. The majority of marine accidents involve people who are using personal watercrafts or who are participating in recreational water sports. Victims who are injured in these accidents or surviving family members of people who die due to accidents on the water need to have a good understanding of their rights in such cases.
Making a maritime injury claim requires an understanding of the causes of boating and water sports accidents, as well as the laws applicable to noncommercial boating accident claims.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. attorneys have been named to Best Law Firms by US News & World Report, and have been featured on national television more than 80 times discussing maritime law and marine accidents. Our firm is prepared to handle recreational boating and water sport claims and we can provide you with the legal representation you need if you or someone you love is hurt or killed.
Common Reasons for Boating Accidents
A day on the water can quickly turn into a tragedy when you are participating in any water sports or engaging in any recreational boating activities. Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. provides representation to injured clients or their families after:
Our boating accident FAQs provide you with some basic information about your rights after you experience recreational boating injuries and we also provide details on types of boating accident injuries that commonly occur. However, every case is different and you need an evaluation of your case by an attorney to understand the laws applicable to your specific marine accident claim.
The outcome of your case may depend upon whether your accident is considered to have occurred on navigable waters, which will determine whether maritime rules or state rules apply to your accident. Whether you signed a release form before going parasailing, jet skiing or participating in other water sports is also going to impact the legal arguments you need to make to obtain compensation. A waiver of liability does not mean you cannot pursue a claim for compensation — you still have legal rights.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. is focused on providing assistance in even the most complex recreational boating and water sport accident cases. Whether maritime or state rules apply, and regardless of any liability waivers, we can help you make a compelling legal argument that you are entitled to compensation for losses.
Compensation for Injuries from Recreational Boating and Water Sport Accidents
Victims of boating or water sports accidents should be fully compensated for losses. Boat operators, boat manufacturers, tour operators, boat mechanics or water sports instructors are among the many individuals and companies who could potentially be held responsible if you get hurt while doing marine activities.
When you are engaged in any maritime activity or aboard any pleasure watercraft, the injuries you sustain in an accident may be serious. From the risk of spinal cord damage from falling off of a jet ski to the potential for brain damage or death due to drowning, your life could be lost or permanently changed in a second when something goes wrong. You deserve full compensation for medical costs, wage loss, pain and suffering, emotional distress or other damages. We will help fight for your right to full and fair compensation. Our firm has recovered more than $200 million dollars for clients, including injured boaters*.
A Legal Team You Can Trust
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. handles all types of commercial and noncommercial accidents on waterways throughout the world. Whether you were hurt on a boat, canoe, kayak, yacht or while participating in water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing or any activities on the water, we can represent you in an injury claim. Call 877-233-1238 today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and learn more.