Boat Injury Lawyers in Atlanta and Savannah Protecting Victim Rights
Providing aggressive representation for residents and visitors in Georgia
Individuals utilize boats for a number of reasons, including transit, employment, and recreation. When accidents occur, the resulting injuries can prove severe and life changing. In addition, these accidents often result in costly property damage. At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, we have successfully handled numerous maritime injury cases for clients in Georgia. If you or a family member was injured in a boating accident, trust our Atlanta boating accident attorneys to guide you through the legal process.
Types of boating accidents
At HLM, our attorneys diligently advocate for victims of boating accidents. We have the knowledge and skill to handle most types of water-related injury cases, including:
- Cruise ship accidents. Cruise ship injuries can prove particularly challenging due to the various legalities involved. The location of the ship at the time of injury, the type of injury, and potential responsible parties all affect the claims process.
- Boating under the influence accidents. As with any vehicle, operating a boat under the influence of alcohol is dangerous for the passengers, as well as others on the waterways.
- Inadequate boat maintenance accidents. Boat owners have a duty to maintain their vessels in a safe and secure manner. Failure to meet this duty can cause the boat to malfunction, leading to substantial injuries.
- Jet ski accidents. Jet ski accidents can stem from faulty machinery or the negligent actions of others on the waterway. Resulting injuries are often severe, including broken bones and spinal injuries.
- Ferry accidents. Many individuals use ferries as a method of convenient transit. When accidents occur, the responsible party may be the boat owner or a governmental agency.
- Duck boat tours. Stone Mountain’s suck boat tours are popular, but they pose significant dangers. If you are hurt while touring, it is important you seek legal counsel quickly.
Our knowledgeable Georgia boat accident lawyers have the resources to conduct comprehensive investigations and secure credible assistance from engineers, industry experts, and medical professionals.
Various causes of boat accidents
Boating accidents can result from a variety of circumstances and actions. Our skilled Atlanta boat injury attorneys have handled numerous types of cases, including those caused by:
- Operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or substance abuse
- Inexperienced boaters
- Operating businesses at excessive speeds
- Inattentive vessel operators
- Failure to keep a lookout for other boats, people, or objects
- Improperly maintained boats
- Failure to properly handle weather of hazardous waterway conditions
- Boating in restricted areas
- Safety equipment violations
We have the knowledge and necessary skill to accurately identify the underlying cause of a boat accident. Our lawyers then craft a case to advocate for your interests and secure the compensation that your injuries deserve.
After a Georgia boating accident, seek assistance from a qualified attorney
The consequences of a boating accident can be significant. In order to navigate the potentially complex legal process, it is important to be represented by an experienced Atlanta boat accident attorney. Put our impressive negotiation and trial skills to work in your maritime injury case. Call HLM today at our Atlanta office at 404-961-7650 or our Savannah office at 912-651-9967. You can also complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.