Maryland Boat Accident Lawyer
The Maryland boat accident lawyers at our firm understand that your first priority should be to heal, which is why we work hard to help clients achieve the compensation necessary to pay medical bills and overcome their injuries.
Why Call A Maryland Boat Accident Lawyer?
There are many different aspects of a civil case for personal injury or property loss, and it can be hard to keep track of everything involved, especially if you are recovering from a serious injury. The experience of a Maryland boat accident lawyer can make the difference between being flustered and disorganized and mounting a strong, effective fight for your just compensation. Call today for a free consultation.
Boat Accidents In Maryland
Boating is a popular pastime in the state of Maryland, which is no surprise, as the state possesses nearly 8,000 miles of coastline in addition to multiple parks where you can take your boat. Unfortunately, just as with any other powerful vehicle under imperfect human control, boats can cause destruction, injury, and even death.
There are many different ways you can be injured on or by a boat, including injuries sustained from:
- A collision with another boat while you are in control
- A collision with another boat while you are a passenger
- Collision with a boat while you are swimming or scuba diving
- Injuries sustained while boarding or deboarding a commercial craft
In any of these situations, it will be important for you to demonstrate both that the owner or operator of the boat was negligent and that you yourself were not negligent. Because Maryland is a state that adheres to the contributory negligence doctrine, your case may be unsuccessful if it can be proven that you were even one percent at fault for the accident.
This is one place where a Maryland boat accident lawyer can help— by gathering the evidence necessary to demonstrate fault and to prove that you were not contributorily negligent.
Legal Options To Pursue Damages in Maryland
If you sustain an injury, Maryland Code Section 11-109 gives you the right to pursue restitution for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from lost wages and medical bills to pain and suffering. Do not hesitate to seek justice, because under Maryland Code Section 5-101, there is a 3-year limit seeking damages.
If, in addition to personal injury, your boat or personal property has sustained damage, you can pursue compensation for destroyed or damaged property. The Maryland court system allows you to seek restitution in small claims court if the amount owed is under $5,000, in District or Circuit court if it is under $30,000, and in Circuit court if the amount is over $30,000 (which requires a jury).
Speak With A Maryland Boat Accident Attorney Today
Call our Maryland boat accident attorneys today if you are interested in learning how we can help you to receive compensation for your injuries. When you call in, a member of our friendly legal team will conduct your free initial consultation. Call us today.