Pleasure Boat, Personal Watercraft And Recreational Accident Representation

People injured as a result of negligence on pleasure boats including power boats and sailboats have the right to sue and recover damages from the negligent party. This includes people who are passengers on a pleasure boat who are injured as a result of the boat operator's negligence including striking a dock or another boat or speeding into a wave. This can also include the operator or passenger on a boat if another boat negligently strikes them.

Maritime law also extends to personal watercrafts including Jet Skis, WaveRunners, Sea-Doos or other smaller personal watercrafts. Anyone injured as a result of the negligence of someone else has the right to sue for damages.

This includes a passenger in a personal watercraft who is injured as a result of the operator's negligence, or the operator of the personal watercraft if he or she is injured as a result of another party's negligence. This would include if the operator of the personal watercraft is injured as a result of another boat or personal watercraft striking him or her.

Recreational accidents are also covered under this law. Swimmers, snorkelers or scuba divers who are injured when struck by boats or someone else's negligence may seek damages for their injuries.

The recovery for these injuries includes medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, loss of use, and permanent injuries. In addition, future losses are covered such as permanent loss of income or reduced income. The remedy for these losses is a lawsuit for negligence against the negligent party.

Contact Our Boat Injury Attorneys In Rhode Island

If you or someone you love has sustained a serious injury in a boat accident in Newport or anywhere in Rhode Island, please contact us online or call our office at 888-KARNS-LAW to schedule a free consultation. We can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your family and your future.