Whether on its lakes, rivers or the Long Island Sound, Connecticut provides many opportunities for recreational boating. Just like motorists on our busy highways, boaters and Jet Ski operators must safely share the water with others. When safety rules aren't followed by boaters, Jet Skiers and swimmers, serious injuries and deaths can occur.
At the personal injury law firm of Jacobs & Dow, we have the experience and resources to help boating accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. We fight to maximize compensation for all of our clients. We have a great track record of success in taking our clients' cases to court when insurance companies offer "low ball" settlements.
Our Attorneys Can Hold Negligent Boaters Accountable for Your Injuries
Connecticut has strict rules and regulations for operators of boats and Jet Skis (also known as personal watercrafts). In addition to "traffic laws" for the operators of boats and Jet Skis on the water, there are licensing requirements.
Whether you are a licensed boat or personal watercraft driver, a passenger or a swimmer, you have the right to enjoy the water free from reckless and negligent boaters. If you or a loved one is hurt, we will investigate the actions of the boating operator to determine fault and a basis for liability and compensation. These might include one or more of the following:
- Was the operator under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
- Did he or she fail to yield to a smaller craft?
- Did he or she fail to slow down in swimming or congested areas?
- Was he or she operating a boat or watercraft without the proper Boating Certificate or Personal Watercraft Certificate, as required by Connecticut law?
We have a wide network of experts and investigators to call on. If we determine the boat or Jet Ski driver was negligent or reckless, we will aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries.
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Our lawyers have more than 60 years of personal injury experience that they can put to use to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Additionally, as a client of Jacobs & Dow, you will pay no legal fee unless and until we secure compensation for you. Contact us today to talk to an attorney about your case.
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