At Weston Law Office, our boating accident attorneys have decades of experience handling these complex claims. We’ve helped many clients who were injured in boating accidents in Minnesota recover compensation for their losses.
There are different federal, state, and international maritime laws. Each has their own regulations regarding boating accidents. Luckily, our team of experts can help you figure this out. Building a successful claim to receive compensation can be a complicated process.
Boating accidents are one of our specialities (you can find all our practice areas here). Definitely get in touch with us as soon as you get injured in a boating accident.
These are some of the main causes of boating accidents. All these claims can be handled by our firm.
As with other vehicles, negligence can be the main cause of an accident. An operator may be considered negligent for:
Boating operators always need to operate their vessel in a prudent and reasonable manner. You have to be aware of other vessel traffic, posted restrictions and other circumstances. This is needed to ensure the safety of other boats, guests and property.
If you fail to follow these rules, this may be reckless and careless operation of the vessel. After multiple citations it can even be possible that the offender needs to complete a boating education before being permitted to operate a vessel again.
Under Minnesota state law, it is illegal to operate a vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Just like with DUI’s, boating can’t be done under influence. If an individual is suspected of driving a boat, it’s possible that they are required to take a sobriety test. Refusal to take that test can lead to revocation of the operator’s boating privileges.
According to law, an individual is intoxicated if their blood or breath alcohol level is at or above .08%.
Our attorneys handle all kinds of personal injury cases, including maritime claims. We will use all our combined experience to determine the laws, theories, statutes and jurisdictions that are applicable to your claim.
Visit our offices located in Bloomington, Minnesota to receive more information. We can establish who needs to be held liable for your losses.
It’s important that you make this claim, because if you fail to fail your claim you may be unable to recover compensation for your boating injuries.
What should I do when I get injured in a boating accident? Victims can be eligible for some sort of compensation. Usually, negligence is the most common cause of action under which boating accident lawsuits are filed. We’ve had a lot of experience with these types of claims.
The law applicable will depend also on the individual’s status on the vessel (are you an employee, guest, owner or operator), as well as the location of the accident. Accidents that happen further from share may fall under maritime law, while accidents close to share will fall under Minnesota and federal law.
The party responsible for a boating accident injury will vary by case. It’s important to talk to a professional lawyer, so there isn’t any confusion.
To collect damages, the plaintiff’s injuries must be directly linked to the boating accident.
You may be entitled to compensation when you are injured in a boating accident. This type of accident is different from other vehicle accidents, so it’s important you contact our personal injury attorneys to understand your case thoroughly.
To learn more about how our team at Weston Law can help you, please get in touch with us today. We handle every case as a unique case, and give you the attention that you deserve.
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When you are injured in a car accident, typical protocol is to file a claim with the insurance company of the person who caused the collision. Usually, if you caused the collision, you are mostly on your own to pay for rehabilitation.
In Minnesota however, when you are injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you can file a claim with the other person’s insurance company AND your own. And if you caused the collision? State law requires your insurance company to pay YOU benefits for care.
This free guide helps shed light on Minnesota’s no-fault insurance law and how after a car accident, you can get enough benefits to cover chiropractic, medical or disability expenses.