Gulfport Boating Accident Lawyers
For Difficult Water-Related Accident Cases
The coast off Gulfport, Mississippi is a popular destination for local boaters and visitors from afar. Not every boater on the water is responsible, though, and boating accidents can and do happen frequently. At 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we are proud locals who stand up for people who have been hurt in boating accidents that were not their fault.
Our experience with complex personal injury cases like boating accident cases is extensive. You can take care of yourself while we work on all aspects of your case in your name. We’re prepared to take on any insurance company or opposition if it means getting you the compensation that you need to get close to a pre-injury “normal” again.
Negligence Causes Boating Accidents
You never know what is going to happen on the open water of the sea, but with precautions and training, you can boat responsibly and safely. Problems arise when other boaters are not being as careful or attentive. While some boating accidents are caused by harsh weather conditions and boat defects, most can be traced back to someone else’s negligence.
Causes of boating accidents and injuries include but are not limited to:
- Boating while intoxicated
- Boating too closely and causing disruptive wakes
- Inadequate safety equipment like missing life jackets
- Speeding in the harbor, bay, or port
Let us know if you have any evidence that shows the other boater’s negligence that contributed to your boating accident. For example, is there any video footage from a passenger’s smartphone that shows the moments before the crash? It might be that the video shows the other boater speeding, holding an alcoholic beverage, or engaging in any other form of boating negligence.
Who is Liable for a Boating Accident?
Numerous parties could be liable for your boating accident, depending on what they did wrong. We know what it takes to investigate a boating accident in a way that directs us clearly to liability and fault. Our goal is to prove that you were 0% liable for your accident and injuries, which will make the other party or parties 100% liable for your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, boat repairs, physical pain, and emotional trauma
We might need to sue one or more of the following for your boat accident case:
- Boater in control of the vessel
- Boat manufacturer
- Disruptive passenger
- Boating company
Are There Non-Fatal Drownings?
In a medical context, drowning occurs when water enters the lungs and causes suffocation due to reduced blood-oxygen levels. Although most people associate drowning with a form of death, it is possible to non-fatally drown. Many boating accidents involve a non-fatal drowning, but that does not mean that the victim has not been devastated by the incident. Our firm can assist boating accident clients who have suffered a non-fatal drowning, or those who have lost a loved one due to a fatal drowning.
Highly Experienced Attorneys at Your Service
Allow our Gulfport boating accident lawyers to work on your case from start to finish. We want to get you as much compensation as possible, which involves uncovering all damages and relevant insurance policies held by the liable parties. We offer contingency fee agreements to boating accident clients, so you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless we win your case, i.e., we secure a settlement or award for you!
This is a good time to start your case. Call (228) 364-1399.