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Goldberg & Loren are experienced boating accident lawyers who are dedicated to helping individuals like you navigate the legal process and file a claim for compensation. With years of experience and a track record of successful cases, they have the knowledge and expertise to help you through this challenging time.

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Types of Boating Accidents

In the United States, 658 people died as a result of boating accidents, and 2,641 people were injured in 2021. [1]

Goldberg & Loren’s experienced personal injury attorneys can help you navigate the complicated legal process, gather evidence, and build a strong case to pursue maximum financial compensation

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What Causes Boat Accidents?

Operator Negligence

Boat operators have a responsibility to operate their vessels in a safe and responsible manner. This includes following all navigation rules, maintaining a proper lookout for other boats and objects in the water, and avoiding dangerous behaviors such as excessive speed or reckless maneuvers. 

Operator Inattention

It only takes a momentary distraction or lapse in concentration for an accident to occur. Whether it’s checking a phone, talking with passengers, or being preoccupied with other activities, any form of inattention can lead to disastrous consequences on the water. It is essential for boat operators to remain focused and alert at all times.

Failure to Have Proper Safety Equipment

Life jackets are a critical safety measure that can save lives in the event of a accident. Boats should be equipped with working fire extinguishers, navigation lights, and other safety devices as required by law.

Environmental Conditions

Environmental conditions such as rough waters, strong currents, and inclement weather can also contribute to boat accidents. It is important for boaters to be aware of the weather forecasts and water conditions before heading out on the water. 

Equipment Failure or Malfunction

Regular maintenance and inspections of boats and their components are essential to ensure safe operation. Any signs of wear or malfunction should be addressed promptly and repaired by a qualified professional.

Negligence of Other Boaters

Negligent parties may include operators of other boats, jet skis, or even cruise ships. If another party’s careless or reckless behavior caused the accident, the injured party may be entitled to seek compensation for medical bills, property damage, and other losses.

The most common vessel types involved in reported accidents were open motorboats (46%), personal watercraft (22%), and cabin motorboats (13%). [2]

Our boating accident attorneys at Goldberg & Loren specialize in navigating the complexities of boating accident claims and can help you understand your legal rights and options. We will work diligently to hold negligent parties accountable and seek maximum compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and other losses.

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Common Boat Accident Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

One of the most common types of injuries in boating accidents is traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). When a person’s head strikes a hard surface during a collision or if they are thrown overboard and hit their head on the water or a boat part, a TBI can occur. These injuries can range from mild concussions to more severe brain damage, which can lead to long-term cognitive, emotional, and physical impairments.

Broken Bones

The impact of a collision or being thrown around in rough waters can cause fractures in various parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, ribs, or spine. Fractures can be extremely painful and may require surgery, immobilization, and extensive rehabilitation.

Spinal Cord Injury 

These injuries can result from abrupt movements or impacts that cause damage to the spinal cord, leading to partial or complete paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can be life-altering, requiring extensive medical care, ongoing therapy, and adaptive equipment to maintain a reasonable quality of life.

Soft Tissue 

Soft tissue injuries, such as strains, sprains, and contusions, are also common in boat accidents. The force of a collision or being thrown around can cause damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. While these injuries may not be as severe as others, they can still be painful and require medical treatment and rehabilitation.

In addition to physical injuries, boat accidents can also cause emotional distress. Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event can lead to psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other emotional disorders.

What Should I Do After a Boat Accident?

Role of a Boating Accident Lawyer at Goldberg & Loren

Goldberg & Loren Lawyers are experienced in handling boating accident cases and understand the complexities that come with such incidents.

When someone becomes a victim of a boating accident, their world can be turned upside down. Severe injuries, property damage, and emotional distress can leave lasting effects on the victim’s life. In these challenging times, our boating accident lawyers at Goldberg &Loren are there to provide support, guidance, and legal expertise.

One of the primary roles of our boating accident lawyer is to investigate the accident thoroughly. We will examine the accident scene, gather evidence, and interview witnesses to determine what really happened and who is responsible. 

Goldberg & Loren’s boating accident lawyers will work to establish liability. We will examine maritime laws, boating regulations, and safety standards to determine if the negligent party failed to meet their duty of care. This could include operator inattention, improper lookout, speeding, or operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. By establishing liability, we can hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.

We will consider the boating accident victim’s medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potential future medical treatment. 

Throughout the entire legal process, an accident lawyer from Goldberg & Loren lawyers will act as your advocate. We will provide sound legal advice, answer any questions or concerns, and protect your rights every step of the way. 

Goldberg & Loren are experienced boating accident lawyers who have successfully represented numerous clients in similar cases. 

Contact Goldberg & Loren today for a free consultation, and let us help you recover from your boating accident. We are here to support you every step of the way.


[1] Boating deaths and injuries in the U.S. 2021 | Statista. (n.d.). Statista. https://www.statista.com/statistics/240614/recreational-boating-accidents-in-the-us–number-of-deaths–injuries/

[2] American Boating Association: Boating Fatality Facts. (n.d.). American Boating Association: Boating Fatality Facts. https://americanboating.org/boating_fatality.asp

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