Boat Accident Attorney Cleveland

Many people in and around Cleveland take advantage of the warmer weather to get out on Lake Erie. There are plenty of people who love to go out on boats for recreation. There are also many people who make a living primarily on water. However, there are times when boats are not safe.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we understand the laws around boating accidents and are ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Our team will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses. When you need a Cleveland boat accident attorney, call us today.

How Do These Accidents Happen?

We often only hear about boating crashes when a major accident occurs with multiple casualties. However, boat crashes are much more common than we think. There is plenty of boating activity around here and, unfortunately, that means there are a fair share of boat crash injuries and even deaths. Boating crashes can be devastating. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a crash:

Having Fun On The Water

Many people go out on the water for recreation, whether to fish, play water sports, or just relax in the sun. Recreational boating can be fun, but only if the boat’s owner and crew follow all proper safety precautions. This includes the following:

  • Ensuring that the boat is regularly inspected and maintained
  • The crew must follow all maritime laws
  • There should be enough life jackets for each person and training on their use
  • The crew needs to monitor weather conditions and should never operate in adverse weather

Making A Living On The Water

Many people make a living primarily on water. However, workers’ compensation laws for maritime employees are not the same as regular employees. If you have been injured while working on the water, you will likely have to use one of the following laws to recover compensation:

  • The Jones Act, which was created to ensure maritime workers are compensated for injuries they incur while performing their duties.
  • The Longshore Workers’ Compensation Act provides a means of compensation for those disabled while working on the water.

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating crash due to another person’s negligence, please do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. These cases can become complicated, but our qualified and experienced team is ready to step in. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we want to work to secure compensation for all of your expenses, including:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Cleveland boat accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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