Being involved in any kind of accident can be extremely stressful, more so if it’s a boating accident. We’re fortunate to be surrounded by several beautiful bodies of water. Many of us spend our weekends on the Gulf of Mexico or at nearby lakes or rivers in Alabama. Some of our fondest memories include these moments on the water spent with family and friends.
Unfortunately, there are moments where time spent out on the water comes with a cost. You can probably recall hearing about a boating accident that injured, or in worst case scenarios, took the life of someone on board. While maritime accidents aren’t as common as car accidents, they are just as frightening and often avoidable. More often than not, maritime accidents are caused by negligence or the lack of following safety precautions.
The law firm of Charles McCorquodale can assist you or a loved one in the event that you are injured in a maritime accident.
Possible Causes of a Maritime Accident
Maritime accidents are most commonly the result of:
- Poor lighting on boats or buildings
- Debris in the water
- Lack of warning signs
- Incorrect warning signs
However, there are other times when the accident is avoidable. In this case, maritime accidents are oftentimes the result of a driver’s carelessness or negligence if they are:
- Drunk while operating the boat
- Driving the boat too fast
- Operating the boat recklessly
Why You Need an Attorney After a Maritime Accident
If you or someone you know is injured in a maritime accident due to negligence, such as a drunk driver, then you may be entitled to compensation.
The law firm of Charles McCorquodale in Mobile, Alabama is highly versed in laws regarding maritime accidents and personal injuries. We will work tirelessly to investigate the accident and determine who ought to be held liable for the significant injuries or damage. Our office will work diligently on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve and take all of the additional stress off your hands so that you can focus on your recovery.
Charles McCorquodale Law represents individuals significantly injured, disabled or displaced by an injury, including boating accidents. We aim to serve a wide variety of clients, displaced by an injury, including boating accidents and other injuries on or near the water. Call us today for a free case evaluation at (251) 220-2790 or click here.