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Boating Accident Attorneys

Boating Accident Lawyers  - Annapolis, MD

Boating accidents and jet ski accidents occur largely because people underestimate the dangers of boats and personal watercraft. A negligent or drunk boater can do serious damage to other boats and passengers.

The experienced boating accident lawyers at Cohen & Greene, P.A. have the skill and knowledge of the Jones Act, Maritime law, and other Maryland state and federal laws applicable to boating accidents, and can help you sort through which laws apply to your case. We handle boating accidents involving ships, ferries, tugboats and personal watercraft.

Boating is a pastime that thousands of people in Maryland participate in throughout the year. As water sports increase in popularity, the number of boating accidents increases as well. Occasionally, boating accidents can happen due to the negligence of others. The leading causes of accidents with both open motorboats and personal water craft are:

  • Operator inattention

  • Operator inexperience

  • Speeding

  • Alcohol

Maryland law requires that all persons born on or after July 1, 1972, must have in their possession a certificate of boating safety education to operate a numbered or documented vessel (including personal watercraft) legally on Maryland’s public waters. The certificate is valid for the lifetime of the person to whom it is issued. State law also mandates certain safety equipment and age requirements.

Your boating accident injuries, if they are the fault of another person’s negligence, or faulty equipment, may entitle you to compensation for those injuries. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, contact our boating accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

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