Seattle Boating Accident Lawyer

Seattle offers some of the best boating in the United States. From Puget Sound to Lake Washington, boaters are drawn to the area's beloved waterways. Boating is a way of life in the Pacific Northwest. But accidents can and do happen, leaving victims with serious injuries, lost wages, and medical bills to pay. Too often, boat accidents are due to the negligence of another boat owner.

If you or a loved one was injured on a Washington waterway, you may have the legal right to seek financial compensation for your injuries through a personal injury claim. At Moseley Collins Law, our Seattle boat accident lawyers can help you navigate the state's complex maritime laws. 

Leading Causes of Boat Accidents

Seattle Boating Accident LawyerOperator errors and hazardous conditions often cause Seattle boating accidents. Contributing factors include:

  • Speeding and recklessness
  • Alcohol and drug intoxication
  • Inexperience
  • Poor weather or visibility
  • Ignoring right-of-way rules
  • Faulty vessel maintenance
  • Overcrowding
  • Nighttime collisions

Our legal team thoroughly investigates each boat accident to identify liable parties and prove negligence. 

Serious Boat Injuries Suffered

The types of injuries sustained in local boating crashes include:

  • Brain trauma
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Severed limbs
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Near-drowning

These injuries require extensive medical treatment and often cause permanent disability. Our boating accident attorney works with medical experts to fully assess your prognosis, treatment needs, disability, and other damages. Documenting the true scope of harm is key to full recovery.

Seeking the Compensation You Deserve

If negligence caused your Seattle boating accident, you have legal rights to pursue compensation. A Washington boat accident lawyer can help you collect for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages in applicable cases

Moseley Collins Law has the resources and extensive experience to help you seek compensation. We fight passionately because we know boating injuries cause immense hardship. We won't settle for less than full justice.

Why Choose Us?

Seattle Boating Accident LawyerOur boat accident lawyer offers distinct advantages to victims that other firms can't match.

  • A proven record of seven- and eight-figure recoveries
  • Willingness to invest heavily in proving liability
  • National reputation that garners respect
  • True contingency fee representation
  • Rapid response to preserve evidence

We treat every client like family and will passionately pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. If we don't win damages, our service costs you nothing. We are ready to go to work for you now.

Time is of the Essence

It is critical to contact our boat accident attorneys immediately after your Seattle waterway accident. In Washington, you have to file your claim within three years of when the incident occurred. Preserving evidence quickly and promptly filing claims is key. Our skillful legal team will quickly:

  • Launch an investigation
  • Inspect vessels
  • Secure police reports
  • Gather witness statements
  • Review navigational charts
  • Hire experts

Don't leave your full recovery to chance. With over four decades of experience, our attorneys have the resources and knowledge to handle your case effectively. Please call today for a free consultation. We can make a difference.

Relationships With Maritime Experts

We will work with the top marine engineers, naval architects, boat operators, accident reconstructionists, and biomechanical experts in the Pacific Northwest. These relationships get clients the best expert testimony.

Reputation With Local Courts

Our years of litigating locally give us credibility with King County judges and juries. Moseley Collins Law is known for thorough, well-researched cases and skillful advocacy. Insurers know we have the reputation and resources to win at trial if needed.

Don't trust your important boat accident injury case to out-of-state firms. Local knowledge and relationships make a difference. 

How We Determine Liability in Your Case

Maritime liability laws are complex, but our experienced Seattle boat accident lawyer knows how to assess fault and hold negligent parties fully accountable. We explore every avenue to identify liable defendants. Potentially responsible parties may include:

  • Boat owners who negligently entrusted their vessel
  • Businesses that failed to properly train operators
  • Manufacturers of defective boats or components
  • Government entities that failed to place hazard warnings
  • Other vessel operators who violated navigation rules
  • Regatta and racing organizers
  • Marinas with unsafe facilities
  • Cruise ships with inadequate safety procedures
  • Cargo ships that created dangerous wakes
  • Construction companies working on waterway projects
  • Premises owners with hazards near the shoreline

We have the resources and tenacity to pursue personal injury claims against even large, well-funded defendants. Our sole focus is on achieving full recovery for your harms and losses.

Fighting Insurance Company Pushback

Obtaining fair compensation is never easy. Insurance carriers for liable parties will try to deny or minimize legitimate claims. They may falsely argue:

  • Your family members were negligent.
  • The accident was unavoidable.
  • Your injuries were exaggerated.
  • Boat maintenance was adequate.
  • Alcohol did not cause impairment.
  • The weather did not contribute.
  • Your claim is excessive.

Our boat accident attorneys know how to overcome these arguments and achieve maximum value. We are not intimidated. We have the litigation capabilities and financial resources to take on major insurers and win. With us by your side, you have a powerful ally.

Call Moseley Collins Law Today

If you or a loved one was injured in a Washington state boating accident, our Seattle area maritime attorneys are ready to help you fight back. Moseley Collins Law has a proven record of success in representing local victims. There are no upfront costs, and we don’t get paid unless you do. Let our decades of boating accident expertise work for you.

Connect with us today for a free consultation.

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