Boat Accident Liability

Were you injured on a boat and not sure who is at fault. Watch this video to learn about boat accident liability and then call for a free consultation.

Question:

Who is liable in my boat accident claim?

Answer:

Boating injury cases are kind of a different animal, because there’s not many of them that you see on a regular basis. There are a lot of factors that come into play when figuring out who is responsible for your injuries. Of course the operator of the boat that you’re in is fully responsible for your safety, and if something happens to you as a result of their negligence, then of course it’s an easy case and they’re liable for your injuries.Boat Accident LiabilityThere could be some cases where there are a couple different boats involved in an accident and the boats don’t take proper care to make sure that they don’t come in contact with one another. In those instances, there may be another boat involved in a situation that would bring in coverage of both boats. We had indicated, on many occasions, sometimes two people can be responsible for an accident, so two separate drivers of boats could be responsible.

If there’s a government entity that’s maintaining a waterway and they leave something in the water that becomes an obstruction and causes a boating accident, that municipality could be on the hook. If that happened, we want to make sure what municipality was responsible for maintaining this waterway and whether or not they did indeed do something negligent in causing this boat to crash.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a waterway and have questions about boat accident liability and who’s to blame? Contact a Hamburg boat accident lawyer at Chiacchia and Fleming today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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