En EspaƱol
The Townsley Law Firm
Call Us For Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
337-377-0584 or 800-216-6808

Boating accident claims need specialized legal expertise

Although many have dreamed of a cruising the sea while on vacation or just for fun, not many individuals may think of the sea as being similar to the roads on which they drive on every day. The idea of a voyage sounds more exciting than a long drive; equally, a boating accident may appear to be more horrific than one involving motor vehicles. However, offshore injuries are as likely to be more egregious than those suffered on land and also can be fatal.

A boating accident that occurs as a result of the negligence of another boat owner allows victims or their relatives to file a lawsuit against the errant operator. In the event of an offshore death, the Death on the High Seas Act ensures a legal avenue through which compensation can be claimed, if the accident occurred more than three miles from the nearest coast on the United States mainland.

Given that the average person may not know much about this act and other relevant maritime laws, our blog can help clarify the legal aspects of such incidents. Often, those involved in such accidents tend to be maritime workers, in which case workmen's compensation may be a potential source of financial relief for injured workers. Even in non-fatal cases, serious injuries that can be debilitating may occur as a result of a boating accident.

Our Lake Charles law firm has great experience addressing the different circumstances involved with maritime and offshore accidents and is knowledgeable about the kinds of compensation that may be awarded. Those seeking compensation for their losses therefore may wish to consult one of our attorneys when faced with a similar situation. Most crucially, accident victims should remember that familiarity with maritime laws relating to boating accidents is an important feature when selecting legal advice or representation, because land accident litigation is quite different than offshore accident cases.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Let Us Help!

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Townsley Law Firm
3102 Enterprise Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Fax: 337-478-1577
Lake Charles LA Office Map

Phone: 337-377-0584
Toll Free: 800-216-6808