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The Chicago injury lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent clients in Illinois and the Chicago area that have suffered personal injury, or lost loved ones in boating collisions and/or other boating accidents. Because the events related to each boating accident or injury can vary greatly, it is important to seek advice from a personal injury attorney . More importantly, it is crucial to receive consultation from an injury lawyer who has specialized experience in representing boating injury victims. The level of expertise provided by our Chicago boating accident attorneys enable our injury attorneys to fully evaluate boating incidents, to determine whether the injuries sustained give rise to a valid boating accident lawsuit.
Boating accidents, and the resulting injuries, are undoubtedly on the rise. In 2006, there were 4967 reported boating accidents and 710 reported watercraft related fatalities in the state of Illinois alone. Boating or other watercraft accidents can be traced to factors such as operator error or inexperience, operating the craft while under the influence of alcohol, and equipment failure or defect. The boating accident attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. know that each boating incident must be evaluated on a case by case basis, and in conjunction with applicable Illinois law. If you or a loved one fell victim to a boating accident in Illinois, an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer specialized in boating accidents can explain your legal rights. Our experienced injury attorneys want to assist you in seeking compensation for your boating injuries that are commensurate with the actual injury sustained.
In general, individuals operating a boat, watercraft, or other similar vessel, have a duty to prevent injury to the vessel’s occupants, as well as persons swimming, persons occupying other vessels, or persons otherwise in the vessel’s vicinity. In many circumstances, this duty applies to the respective owner of such vessel, whether or not that individual was actually operating the boat. Additionally, the standard of care associated with such duties, can vary greatly depending on whether the injured party was an invitee, bystander, or trespasser. Boating accidents come in many varieties, and often times the individuals injured in a boating accident are unaware that their injuries are recoverable in a boating accident lawsuit. In other situations, vessel owners are unaware that their actions or inactions have resulted in liability for injuries sustained. A seasoned boating accident attorney can provide guidance relating to such legal rights and obligations.
Just as the facts related to a boating injury can vary greatly, so does the type and severity of injury in such events. Types of injury include back injury, neck or spinal Injury, hypothermia, and, in some cases, amputation of a limb. This list, of course, is not exhaustive, as one can imagine the plethora of injuries that could potentially occur in a boating accident depending on the location of the injured in relation to the vessel causing such injury. The experienced boating accident attorneys at Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. can evaluate the facts, explain your legal rights, and provide available options, including discussing the possibility of a boating accident lawsuit. In addition, our injury lawyers will maintain the necessary continued contact with both insurance companies and other parties involved in the boating accident. Our Chicago injury lawyers will deal with any and all of your medical and financial matters to ensure that these matters are handled in an efficient and appropriate manner. In many cases, it is not necessary to make payments to your medical provider during the pendency of the boating accident litigation.
Because, as with other negligence matters, there are time limitations associated with bringing a boating accident lawsuit, it is important to seek consultation as soon as is feasible following a boating incident in Chicago. Whether the incident occurred in Cook County, or any other county in Illinois, the boating accident attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. will assess your matter with the goal of seeking maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you have an injury or lost a loved one to a boating accident, contact us on the internet or call us at 773-516-4100 for a FREE personal injury consultation appointment to discuss your legal options.