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Massachusetts Firm Protects Victims of Boating Accidents

Springfield personal injury attorneys fight for your rights

Injuries sustained in a boating accident can be physically, financially and emotionally devastating. If you’re wondering whether you can be compensated for someone else’s negligence on the water, our firm can help. Ross & Ross, P.C. was founded in Springfield in 1931, and our attorneys carry on a long tradition of outstanding legal service to clients throughout western Massachusetts in personal injury claims. When you have been injured in a boating accident on the Connecticut River or another body of water, we provide the skilled and experienced representation you deserve.

Experienced lawyers seek compensation for boating injuries

As pleasant as a day spent on the water is, accidents can and do happen. There are numerous ways in which someone could get hurt in a boating accident:

  • Drowning or overboard accidents — The lack of flotation devices, unsafe rails, or poor steering can all contribute to the possibility of a passenger drowning while boating. When people fall overboard, the impact of the water can also injure a victim and, if they’re rendered unconscious, increase the chances they drown.
  • Slip and fall incidents — It is the responsibility of the boat owner or operator to ensure that the surface of their vessel is safe. In the event that a boat owner does not keep their deck free of danger from a slip and fall, they could be liable for damages incurred from an injury.
  • Propeller injuries — There are a number of injuries, such as dismemberment, severe lacerations, or internal injuries, that could occur as a result of contact with a propeller. In cases such as these, the negligence of the boat owner or manufacturer could make them liable for the harm suffered.

If you or a loved one has experienced serious injuries due to the carelessness of a boat owner or operator, you could be entitled to damages. Contact our personal injury firm immediately, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Massachusetts is three years from the date of the injury.

Springfield attorneys understand the consequences of boating accidents

Boat owners have certain responsibilities when operating a vessel, so when they fail to adhere to those responsibilities and cause negligent harm to their passengers, the victims have the option to file a personal injury claim. Once an accident occurs, the operator must immediately stop the boat, assist anyone injured, and give their vessel information, address, and name to anyone injured or the owner of any damaged property. When you seek our help for a claim, we will secure the police report, investigate liability, and handle any insurance issues. Our firm will also advise you on the unique regulations that apply to accidents that occur on the water.

Contact a Springfield personal injury attorney for a free consultation on your boating accident

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a boating accident, you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and other losses. Ross & Ross, P.C. in Springfield, Massachusetts has significant experience representing clients throughout western Massachusetts in personal injury claims involving boating accidents. Please call 413-459-4875 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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