People come to this historic area to sail in the bay, boat down the Charles River, fish off of the various islands and beaches or simply take a leisurely sightseeing boat tour. Many companies offer boat and kayak rentals among other watercraft to cater to those who want to make use of what the area has to offer. It’s crucial that those enjoying the areas water recreation opportunities do so responsibly because when they don’t, serious or even fatal boating accidents are the result.

No Firm Understands Boston Boating Accidents Like the Brais Law Firm

Our firm includes topnotch legal professionals including maritime law expert and founding attorney, Keith Brais. Keith is a Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduate with a degree in marine engineering and nearly a decade of experience in that field. A career-ending injury from an offshore oil rig accident sent him in a new, but related, direction: law school for maritime law.

Today, Keith has over 30 years’ experience handling maritime accident cases and is a board-certified expert in maritime and admiralty law.  When you need a boat injury attorney, you can’t get much better representation than our teams’ over 70 years of combined trial experience. Our lawyers know how to help clients successfully obtain the compensation they deserve.

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Choose the Right Injury Lawyer for Your Boat Accident Claim

Speak with a boating accident attorney at our Boston office by scheduling a free initial consultation any time. We help clients get compensation for damages resulting from another’s negligence such as:

  • Emergency medical care bills
  • Hospital expenses
  • Medical expenses for continuing treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Impaired earning ability
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Property damage
  • And more

Most Boating Accidents Are Caused By Only a Few Basic Types of Negligence

Every maritime accident should be carefully investigated to find the exact cause and there can be multiple parties responsible for what led to the accident—each has its own specific facts and circumstances. Whether the boat accident involved a personally owned boat or a rental, the evidence for the cause almost always points to the same categories of negligence: operator errors due to inexperience or inattention, boating while intoxicated (BUI), and equipment failures (either from negligent maintenance or manufacturer errors). Regardless of what kind of negligence caused your injuries, an attorney experienced in handling boating accidents knows how to properly investigate to find evidence of the cause and then effectively prove liability in a claim so you get the compensation you need to recover.

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FAQs: Boating Accident Claims in Boston

What Are My Options If a Boater Hit Me and Left the Accident Scene?

What Types of Boat Accident Cases Have You Handled in Boston?

I Think I May Be Partially to Blame for the Collision I was Hurt in—What Should I Do?

What Are My Options If a Boater Hit Me and Left the Accident Scene?

You should remain at the scene of the accident and report it to local law enforcement and U.S. Coast Guard. It is illegal to leave the accident location without providing information or offering aid and authorities will take the case very seriously. Next, you should contact us to make sure your legal rights are protected.

What Types of Boat Accident Cases Have You Handled in Boston?

An injury lawyer with us at Brais Law has helped clients hold the negligent party responsible in Boston boating accidents involving:

  • Boat strikes
  • Prop strikes
  • Falls overboard
  • Accidents involving intoxication
  • Drownings
  • Running aground
  • Flooding or swamping
  • Collisions
  • Inexperienced boat operator
  • Distracted boat operator
  • And others

I Think I May Be Partially to Blame for the Collision I was Hurt in—What Should I Do?

While it is a very good trait to want to take responsibility when you think you did something wrong, it is important that you do not talk about the accident or who caused it to anyone besides your lawyer. We conduct a thorough investigation to determine fault and even if you are partially responsible, you do not need to risk taking the full blame.

Boating Accident Claims Can be Complex An Injury Attorney with Brais Law Can See You through It

Contact our Boston law offices now to schedule a time to speak with a boat injury attorney in an initial consultation at no charge. We work on a contingency fee basis so you will never pay anything out-of-pocket if we take on your case.

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