Compensation for Boat Accident Injuries
Many boating accidents occur on the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers. If you've been in a boating accident, we can help get you the money you need to recover from your injuries.
At the AV-rated* law firm of Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C., we have experience and a reputation for success in maritime tort claims. All of our partner attorneys are either named Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, or are certified as Civil Trial Specialists. Together, our partner attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience. We have helped countless people like you get the money needed to get back on their feet after a maritime injury.
Many Types of Maritime Injury Claims
There are many different types and causes of boating injuries that could result in a maritime tort claim, and these claims often cross over into other legal practice areas:
- Boating accidents: This is the basic maritime tort claim, which looks a lot like any personal injury claim. There are many waterways in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. If you've been in a boating accident while on one of these waterways, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
- Products liability: This is when the injury was caused by the defect or failure of the boat or equipment, due to faulty design, production or performance.
- Drowning accidents: When a loved one has drowned, you might have a maritime tort wrongful death claim.
- Riverboat worker injured by a third party: This is when a riverboat crew member is injured by a third party, perhaps when transferring onto a third party's boat or using a third party's equipment. This kind of case can often result in a tort claim against the third party as well as a Jones Act claim against the riverboat company.
Contact a Lawyer as Soon as Possible
You can bring a maritime tort claim anytime within three years after the injury. However, as soon as you get hurt, the other insurance companies will be making their case against you to deny your claim. This is why it is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible, to get someone on your side.
No Attorney's Fees Unless We Win
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay our attorney's fees unless you recover damages. We also offer free consultations. Either call our office in Shelby County, overlooking the Mississippi, or contact us online.
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