Recreational Boating Accidents

Whether the accident is caused by a Jet Ski, sailboat, ski boat or other pleasure boat, boating injuries can be serious. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a boating accident, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney.

The Seattle boating accident lawyers at Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, have decades of experience guiding injured individuals through the legal process. These accidents are commonly caused by alcohol consumption. Just like in any other motor vehicle, boat operators can have their perceptions and reflexes severely hampered by the presence of alcohol in their system. Our attorneys will explore every facet of your accident to gain a detailed understanding of exactly what led to your injuries. We will then negotiate with the liable party's insurance carrier to ensure you recover the full and fair monetary compensation possible in your situation.

Contact us at 206-452-3219 or toll free at 866-377-0191 if you were injured in a recreational boating accident. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help.

Seattle Boat Accident Injury Lawyer

When people break the rules of the sea by drinking, piloting their boats erratically or simply going too fast, it is possible for injuries to occur. There are several scenarios that can lead to boating accidents, including:

  • Boat collisions
  • High-speed rollovers
  • Being struck by booms on sailboats
  • Falling or crush injuries while transferring from the dock to the boat
  • Falling off a boat and drowning
  • Boats running over swimmers
  • Swimmers getting sucked into the engine propellers

Boat injuries can be catastrophic or even life threatening. A skilled lawyer can examine the facts of your accident and educate you on the best course of action.

Boating Under the Influence at the Seafair Summer Festival

Each year, the first Sunday in August is reserved for Seafair. With hydroplane races, the Blue Angels, this event typically draws huge crowds. Individuals can reserve spots to tie their boats to the logboom and enjoy a long weekend of festivities. Unfortunately, with so many people in the water the chance for injury is greatly increased. With the added recreational drinking, it is not uncommon for serious accidents and injuries to occur each year. If you or a family member was injured at Seafair, a knowledgeable Washington boating under the influence attorney can explain your options for financial compensation.

Contact a Washington Boating Accident Attorney

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding recreational boating accidents, please contact us.