Boating Accidents

There are different forms of boating accidents In Mississippi. Some may involve dockworkers, fishing crews, commuter boats, and cruise ships.

Other boat accidents can occur when people are out for fun activities like cruising, sailing, or fishing.

Boating accidents can cause damage, injuries, or worse still, death. If you sustain a boating accident injury through no fault of your own, you can file a claim to receive compensation for the damages. A Mississippi boating accident from Ben Bowden, Attorney at Law, can help.

Boating Accidents & Maritime law

Boating accidents fall under the maritime or admiralty law. The law governs accidents and injuries, legal contracts, and crimes on waterways. Some boating accidents that involve pleasure craft may not fall under the admiralty law, but rather personal injury law. Our attorneys have experience in maritime law, premise liability, and workplace injury and are ready to offer the help you need to achieve the best results.

Damages You Can Recover from a Boating Accident

Some of the most common boating accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones 
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Drowning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Sprains or brain injuries

A Mississippi boating accident attorney from Ben Bowden, Attorney at Law, can help you recover damages depending on the severity of your injuries. However, we must prove that the other party caused your injuries.

Some of the damages you can recover from a boating accident include:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Property damages
  • Lost wages and reduced ability to earn
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Whether you suffered injuries while engaging in watersport activities or working on a boat, you are entitled to receive fair compensation for your losses. We can help you get rightful compensation whether your injuries occurred while at work or at play.

Timeline for Filing a Boating Accident Claim

You have three years to file a lawsuit after the accident. This time limit is known as the Statute of Limitations. While every situation is different, it is important to begin building your case as soon as possible.

Consult a Mississippi Boating Accident Attorney

If another person’s negligence caused your boating accident injuries or damages, you have the right to recover compensation. Do not let the at-fault party’s insurance undermine your rights by paying you less. Ben Bowden, Attorney at Law, is a law firm with years of experience handling the types of cases. Contact us to learn more about how we can represent your interests.

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