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Boating: A Fun Activity That Can Be Dangerous

Boating is an enjoyable pastime for many people in Northeast Ohio. With Lake Erie, bays and harbors around us, boating is a great form of recreation.

Unfortunately, boating accidents can happen when people act carelessly. The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, has helped clients get back on their feet after suffering injuries from boating accidents. We can help you navigate the legal system. Our lawyers have earned hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Common Causes Of Boating Accidents

Depending on your boating accident case, you may be able to sue the operator of the other boat and other parties for damages. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, our goal is to give you legal options and build the strongest possible case.

We have helped clients who have been injured in a variety of ways. Common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Drug or alcohol impairment
  • Inexperience
  • Not paying attention
  • Equipment failure
  • Violating rules of navigation
  • Creating large waves/wakes

When these things happen, the result can be catastrophic. Our lawyers will hold the negligent party accountable. These cases are often complex as there are many different laws in place, based on where the accident took place.

For example, federal maritime law covers waterways that could be used for commercial transport. If your accident did not take place on one of these waterways, state law is applied.

To Learn More About How We Can Help, Call Today

Boating cases can be complicated, so it is important to enlist the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Let The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, help you protect your rights. Call our office in Cleveland today at 216-861-8888 or 877-977-3476 (toll free) to schedule a consultation. You can also fill out our contact form by clicking here.