Experienced Advocates For Those Injured On The Water
Boat accidents are far more prevalent than most people think. According to the United States Coast Guard, more than 4,500 recreational boating accidents happened in Virginia and across the United States in 2011. These accidents involved motor boats, rafts, Kayak sailboats, personal watercraft (such as Jet Skis and Sea-Doos) and all other types of recreational watercraft.
Those injured in boating accidents face the difficult task of proving negligence to obtain compensation for their medical bills and other damages. To give your case the strongest chance of success, you need to turn to experienced attorneys such as those at McGrady & McGrady, L.L.P.
Our Family Business Is To Help Accident Victims
Our father-son team of Joseph and Jonathan McGrady has over 75 years of legal experience. During this time, we have helped countless injured clients in Carroll County and the surrounding region. We have in-depth understanding of injury law necessary to conduct effective investigations in boat accident cases and other complex legal matters.
After gathering evidence and witness statements, we apply our proven trial strategies to the specific facts of your case. If you are not offered a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case all the way to trial so that you can receive the compensation you need to get your life back to the point it was before the boat accident.
Causes And Contributing Factors In Boating Accidents
Many different factors lead to boat accidents, although some are more prevalent than others. Some of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in a boat crash include:
- Alcohol use
- Operator inexperience
- Improper lookout
- Unsafe/excessive speed
- Drug use
- Inattentive operation
- Sharp turns, especially at high speeds
- Improper loading, including loading the boat past the recommended weight limit
- Failure to use a life jacket
Of the more than 4,500 boat accidents that occur every year because of these and other causes, approximately 750 result in fatalities. These accidents cause more than $50 million in property damage and lead to more than 3,000 injuries.
Find Out How Our Firm Can Help
See the difference that our experience and client-focused approach can make in your case. Call 276-779-4451 or fill out this online form to schedule a free consultation with our Carroll County boat accident lawyers.
Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We want our clients to have access to a lawyer when they need it most, so we are also available by appointment outside of these hours. We pride ourselves on returning messages, in most cases, on the same day.