Do you need a boating accident lawyer?
Boats and boatyards, docks and jetties are hazardous places, where a slip or a trip on a moving surface can cause a bad personal injury. With the growing market for ferry journeys, leisure boating in marinas, boat trips and cruises, the possibilities for injury are greater than on terra firma. The surfaces are shifting, or people are moving from solid ground to a moving surface, which fact increases the hazards a great deal.
Accidents on cruise ships and ferries often have greater impact because of the sheer numbers of people at risk of being injured in one hit. A boating accident lawyer deals specifically with this type of personal injury in which individual accidents can take many forms, from falling on a slippery deck to falling between jetty and boat. Broken limbs are common in these kinds of accidents.
How do you find a boating accident lawyer?
If you suffered a boating accident, it wasn’t your fault and it happened within the last three years, and you received medical treatment, you may have a claim. However, it is then a question of establishing who holds the liability for the lack of safety provision and this is where your boating accident lawyer can advise. Unlike road traffic accidents, where the liability is usually between the drivers’ insurance companies, a boating situation can involve more parties and it is likely to be crucial to establish exactly where the claimant was located when the accident occurred.
We can help you find the right lawyer for your personal injury claim, from our in-house solicitors. We have a large body of expertise to draw from, and as a claims specialist we can advise you on the most suitable boating accident lawyer for your circumstances.
Facts about Accident Advice Helpline
- established for over fifteen years
- handles more than 25,000 enquiries per month
- we give free expert advice to help you start your claim
- all our solicitors work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis
- fast payouts
- endorsed by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen
How to claim
You can start your claim online with our 30-second eligibility test and then answer a few simple questions about the details of your accident, or call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, if you need to talk it through. If your claim is eligible, then we refer your case to a boating accident lawyer who will seek to win you the compensation you need and deserve. You do not pay any up front fees. We pay out over £30 million per year in awards and we have helped thousands of clients over the years to win a compensation award for personal injuries they have suffered.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown