Boat & Boating Accidents
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District Of Columbia Boat & Boating Accidents
Each year, hundreds of people in the United States are killed-and thousands are seriously injured-in boating accidents. If you are involved in a recreational boating accident, the person who caused the accident will be at fault if they acted negligently or failed to exercise a reasonable amount of care. A boater is expected to follow boating safety rules, to take necessary precautions to avoid accident and/or injury, and to be careful of other passengers, swimmers and other boaters. If you or a loved one has been in a District Of Columbia boating accident, you may able to recover money from the person responsible for the accident.
A District Of Columbia boat accident attorney can help you get compensation for your past, current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. You may also be able to recover money for any property that was damaged or destroyed during the District Of Columbia boat accident.
When hiring a District Of Columbia boating accident lawyer, look for counsel who are familiar with District Of Columbia personal injury laws as well as maritime and admiralty law. Understanding these laws and how they apply will maximize your chances for a successful recovery in a boating accident lawsuit.