Pleasure Boat and Yacht Accidents
Whether on the blue waters of Puget Sound, or along the vast coastline of the Pacific, people throughout the Northwest enjoy spending time on the water. Unfortunately, pleasure boaters and yachters can fall victim to accidents and passengers can be seriously injured. If you have been hurt on a boat, it's important to talk to an experienced maritime attorney about your rights.
At Seattle Maritime Attorneys, we have more than 50 years of combined maritime and admiralty law experience. Our practice is based on providing maritime accident victims with the personal service, sound legal counsel and strong advocacy they deserve.
We have the experience to resolve your maritime injury claim. To schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated boating injury lawyer, call our Seattle office at 206.729.5252, our Bellevue office at 425.454.3800 or visit our contact page.
What Were You Doing On the Boat?
Depending on what you were doing on the boat, you may be able to qualify for benefits under the Jones Act. If you were on the yacht as a crew member you may be considered a seaman, making it possible to qualify for Jones Act benefits including compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
If you were a passenger on a boat and were hurt in a recreational boating accident, your case will be governed by the same laws governing cruise ship passenger injuries. Whether you were working on a boat or were a passenger when injured, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
To learn more about what you may be entitled to, contact us today for a free initial consultation with a boating injury lawyer.