Seattle is a boating paradise. The various bays, coves, islands and rivers provide many opportunities for residents and visitors alike who enjoy water recreation. It is a beautiful area for anyone seeking to spend some time in a kayak, sailboat, yacht, motorboat or other vessel. Whether you want to go fishing, whale watching or simply tour the area, there are many options. Ideally, everyone enjoying time on the water gets home safely but some are not so lucky and are involved in serious or even fatal boating accidents. If you were injured in an accident or lost a loved one due another’s negligence then it is important that you get the help of a maritime lawyer experienced in handling boating accidents in the Seattle area.

Maritime Laws and Boating Accident Claims Can Be Complicated—We Can Make It Simple for You

The Brais Law Firm is dedicated to applying our thorough knowledge and experience in maritime law to helping people who have been injured in a boating accident or other maritime accident. Keith Brais is not only a board-certified expert in admiralty and maritime law, but he is also a marine engineer with US Coast Guard marine engineer licenses for multiple vessels. His own experience of being injured while working on an offshore oil rig led to his career in law. Keith’s more than 30 years’ experience handling maritime accident cases along with our team’s 70 years of combined trial experience means that our firm has a track record for trusted results. You have enough to deal with when recovering from an injury—see what we can do to protect your rights get you the compensation you need to get on with life. 

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Don’t Delay When It Comes to Filing an Injury Claim

Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation at no charge. A boating accident lawyer with us has successfully represented clients in even the most complicated cases get compensation for:

  • Hospital Bills
  • Continuing treatment expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain
  • Reduced enjoyment of life
  • Property damage
  • And more

Falls Overboard are the Top Cause of Boating Fatalities

Wrongful death cases from boat accidents when someone fell into the water and drowned or was struck by a boat or propeller are all too frequent in Seattle and across the U.S.  We have helped families in these difficult circumstances get their cases heard. We have also helped individual with their injury claims get a successful outcome in cases involving distracted boat operators, speeding, boating while intoxicated, mechanical defects and others.

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FAQs: Seattle Boating Accident Injury Claims

What Should I Do after a Boating Accident?

Does the Company I Rented a Boat from Share Responsibility for My Accident?

Will I Need to File My Injury Claim in Seattle?

What Should I Do after a Boating Accident?

Key points are to remain at the scene, contact an injury attorney if possible and do the following:

  1. Contact local authorities and report the incident
  2. If possible while waiting for authorities and medical care, take pictures of the scene and your injuries, exchange information if another boat is involved, collect witness contact information
  3. Get medical attention and a thorough exam
  4. Meet with you lawyer to make sure your rights are protected

Does the Company I Rented a Boat from Share Responsibility for My Accident?

It is possible that a rental company may be liable in a boat accident resulting in injury if there is evidence of negligence in the maintenance of the boat or other issues making the craft unsafe. Our lawyers do a thorough investigation to determine liability.

Will I Need to File My Injury Claim in Seattle?

If you were visiting Seattle when your boating accident happened, it may be possible for your lawyer to handle the case on your behalf without you being there in person. Thanks to increasingly easy ways to communicate effectively from a remote location, you may be able to stay home and focus on recovery while we take care of the rest.

A Boating Accident Attorney at Brais Law Helps Clients Resolve Things Smoothly

We understand that you have enough to handle after you’ve been injured or are dealing with the death of a loved one in a boating accident. We are here to help so contact us today to schedule a case evaluation at no charge. 

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