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What to Do if You Are in a Pleasure Boating, Water Skiing, or Jet Ski Accident

If you were in an accident on the water that resulted in injury, loss of life, or property damage, seek medical attention immediately. You should call the local authorities and file an accident report. Be sure to include as much evidence and details surrounding the accident as possible. It is imperative that you report water-related accidents in a timely fashion especially if injury, death, or disappearance has occurred.

A report is especially important in the following circumstances:

  • Someone was severely injured and requires medical attention that goes beyond first aid
  • Property damage of over $500
  • Death occurred as a result of the accident
  • A watercraft operator or user has disappeared from the vessel

In any case, the next important step is to seek counsel from an experienced boat crash lawyer. At Montagna Law, we are here to protect your rights and help you navigate your way through maritime law to fight for fair compensation.

Let us work on recovering compensation while you work on recovering from your injuries.

Call (877) 622-8100 or complete the online contact form to request a free consultation.

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      Do I Really Need a Boat Accident Attorney?

      If you are injured in a boating accident due to the negligence of another person, you are likely overwhelmed and stressed about the aftermath of the accident. Not only do you need to tend to your injuries, but you are also having to recount the details of the accident to the local authorities to file an extensive report.

      A boat accident attorney helps to ease the stress by protecting your rights and seeking maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other losses.

      At Montagna Law, our boat crash lawyers fight to protect the rights of those involved and injured in boating accident cases involving jet skis, speedboats, powerboats, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks, yachts, and other recreational water crafts throughout Hampton Roads. We have over 50 years of experience handling catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims that arise from boating accidents.

      We Handle All Types of Boat or Jet Ski Accident Claims Including but Not Limited to the Following:

      • A collision with a fixed item in the water
      • A collision between two or more watercrafts
      • Watercraft malfunction
      • Injuries involving water skiers and swimmers who have been hit by a boat or watercraft
      • Injuries resulting from careless or negligent watercraft operating
      • Water inhalation or hypothermia
      • Wrongful death, including drowning

      If You Were Injured in a Boating Accident, We Can Help You Make a Claim

      Summers in Hampton Roads are all about getting outside and on the water. No one suspects that they might be in serious danger when setting out on a jet ski, kayak, or other pleasure watercraft. When an accident occurs due to another party’s negligence, know that Montagna Law has your back. Our boat crash and jet ski accident attorneys can help find the liable party and determine how you can recover the compensation needed for your expenses that come as a result of medical treatments and missed work.

      Boat Accident and Jet Ski Accident Lawyers Serving Hampton Roads

      When a day of recreation turns disastrous, our compassionate and experienced legal team is here to help you. Our award-winning boat attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for thousands of injury victims and we’re known for taking cases that other firms won’t. If you have been injured in a boating or jet ski accident, we want to help you recover compensation so you can receive the treatments you need.