Getting Compensation for a Boat Accident

Boating is a fun activity for many people. If they have the time to spend on their boat and the money for its upkeep, they often get a great deal of enjoyment out of it – especially on weekends and holidays. However, there is a downside to boating. Like driving a car, operating a boat means that a person runs the risk of having an accident. A boat accident can be a simple bump or a serious collision with another boat.

In addition, a boat accident can involve striking a jet ski, a water skier, or someone else that is in the water such as a swimmer, diver or snorkeler. All of these hazards make a boat accident more likely, so one must be very careful.

Even the most careful boater can run into trouble, however, and at that point he or she may need the services of a maritime injury lawyer. Knowing whether a lawyer is needed is sometimes difficult, but in the case of a serious accident or injury where there are damages, a maritime accident lawyer would likely be required if the injured party wants to recover damages and out-of-pocket expenses.

In the case of a boat accident, one would not need to hire a specialized lawyer such as an offshore oil rig accident attorney. One would need a more generalized maritime injury lawyer that handles cases of people that have been injured at sea.

Once the right lawyer is chosen for a person’s boat accident, the goal of recovering damages can begin. Being able to get compensation for a boat accident, though, can be a long process. If there are questions as to who is at fault, if the injuries are questionable – such as is the case with many mental “injuries” like post traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety attacks – or if the other party to the accident has evidence making it appear that the alleged victim might hold some of the blame, a case can drag through the court system for months or even years.

In cases such as this, an individual might want to work with his or her maritime accident lawyer to reach on out of court settlement. This type of settlement often takes place much faster than a court battle would, and the settlement can be just as large as might have been won in court. Because legal proceedings can be complex and getting compensation for a boat accident is often difficult, the hiring of a maritime injury lawyer can be a smart idea.

Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma, maritime injury, and Nursing Home Abuse. Call Nick Johnson at 1-888-311-5522 or visit

Understanding Boat Accidents

What better way to spend your well deserved vacation than having a weeklong cruise at the Caribbean, having a cocktail on one hand, and a newspaper on the other. You work hard during those long overtime hours for the single determination that come this summer you would be spending the time of your life in your life long dream vacation. Just when you thought life could not get any better, you are suddenly dragged to reality and experience one of the most if not the most dreaded accident one could ever experience. You are a victim of a maritime accident. Maritime accidents or boat accidents for that matter have become so rampant in our present time. With the advent of advances in navigation, more and more people rely on this mode of transportation in moving from one place to another. Some people view the journey as being the safest mode of transport possible and available in our present day, some though are of the opinion that maritime travel is actually one of the most dangerous if not the most dangerous form of travel available in our present time.

Maritime travel has its own shares of dangers as like any other type of transportation available. The fact that you are traveling in an area where you may be as isolated as possible, and that it has depths only God-knows where it reaches are some of the inherent dangerous conditions in such mode of transportation. Not to mention the fact that there might be an instance when your travel is plagued by a typhoon or a cyclone, in such case, unlike when you are traveling by land where you can park your vehicle until the storm passes, you have no choice but to let the ebb and flow of the waves determine your destiny.

Boating accidents are real. Whether we like it or not, these accidents are not saved from the force of God or from the negligence of man. Accidents in the seas or in any other body of water happen, and they happen quite often, hence you must be prepared for such an occurrence. Nothing can beat a prepared body and mind on these occasions. Having the assistance of Boating Accident Lawyers would also be beneficial for your cause. So that the next time you have that cruise, you will not be awaken from a Titanic dream.

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Atty Gabriel Cosh is a legal advocate and a pratitioner of law for over 10 years now. He is also an expert in the field of social legislation and personal injury cases.