The leading cause of boating accidents is the inattention of the operator.  Unlike driving a car down a defined road, a boat operator must be aware of what is going on all around the boat.  And that includes potential hazards below the surface. Often, those operators are not familiar with the boat they are operating or nautical signage or navigational rules.  Worst of all, alcohol is often a contributing factor. The attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. have the experience to investigate your case, hire the proper experts and maximize your recovery

If you have been injured in a boating accident by the negligence of a third-party, contact a Mobile boating accident lawyer at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. at 800-574-4332 to evaluate your set of facts.

What Is Involved in a Boating Accident Claim and What Damages are Available?

In order to recover in a boating accident case, the injury must be directly caused by the wrongful action or inaction of a third-party.  All personal injury cases are civil cases; they do not assign criminal responsibility for the injury. Whether or not criminal charges are filed against those responsible does not affect your ability to bring a claim in civil court for your spinal cord injury.  It is burden in a civil case to prove that it was more likely than not that the wrongdoer caused your injuries. The rules on establishing liability are the same as those for automobile accident cases.

In Alabama, you may bring a claim for the compensatory damages associated with the injury – permanent injury, lost wages (past and future), emotional distress and physical pain and suffering (past and future), medical bills (past and future) and other out of pocket costs you have incurred or will incur in the future.  You may be entitled to punitive damages punitive damages against the individual designed to punish the wrongdoer and to deter others from similar conduct. If you are married or the injury is to a minor child in your custody, you can bring a claim for your loss of services of the injured person. A boating accident lawyer at  Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. will investigate your claim and pursue a recovery against all who may be responsible if the facts merit doing so. Contact us at 800-574-4332 to begin the conversation today.

What Will a Mobile Boating Accidents Lawyer Provide?

Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., is able to offer a boating accidentlawyer to lead you through what can be a traumatic experience.  We will handle your case with professionalism and sensitivity. You deserve the support and advocacy that our attorneys will provide.  

In the state of Alabama, the statute of limitations on spinal cord injury cases is only two years from the date of injury. Accordingly, you should reach out to the attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a boating accident and believe it may have been due to the negligence of a third-party, reach out to our team of Mobile boating injury attorneys today to discuss your legal options. We do not charge a fee to evaluate your case.


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