Chicago Boating Accident Attorneys
Some of the most common causes of boat accidents are speed, inattention and alcohol. The results are usually devastating: serious injury or death.
The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish have decades of experience helping victims of all types of boat accidents on Lake Michigan, Lake Zurich, the Chicago River and other bodies of water in Illinois. We also represent family members of people who have died in boating accidents.
Were you injured or a loved one killed in a boat or Jet Ski accident? Contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to schedule a free consultation.
Liability and Boating Accidents
Determining liability in accidents is complex, and the difficulties are compounded when the accident occurs on water. By carefully investigating every aspect of the accident, interviewing witnesses and, in some cases, using accident reconstruction experts, we can hold the negligent boaters accountable for negligence such as:
- Boating under the influence (BUI)
- Excessive speed
- Failure to watch water skiers who are being towed
- Lack of safety equipment
- Lack of proper lights when boating at night
What if I Was Partially at Fault?
In Illinois, you can recover compensation for damages suffered in a boat accident from the other party’s insurance company as long as you are not more than 50 percent at fault. Your compensation is reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you.
What if I Was a Passenger in a Boat?
If you were a passenger, you can recover damages from whoever was at fault, including the other driver and the driver of the boat you were in.
Contact Our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have questions regarding boat and Jet Ski accidents, schedule a free consultation with a Chicago accident attorney at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at (312) 782-1386 or contact us by completing our online form.