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Portland Boating Accident Attorney

There are plenty of ways for Portland citizens to enjoy boating, whether on someone’s private boat or while on a recreational boat. However, if a boating accident occurs due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Nichols Law Group has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you through this. Contact our Portland boating accident attorneys today.

Let Nichols Law Group handle this case

When you are suffering from a boating accident injury, you must find an attorney with experience in these cases. Nichols Law Group will be by your side.

  • Nichols Law Group has more than 35 years of legal experience handling all matters of personal injury law.
  • We have secured more than $40 million in total for our clients and have not lost a case for more than five years.
  • We are a client-focused law firm and are always available to answer questions about your case.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees until we secure the compensation.

How will an attorney help a boating accident case?

Boating accidents can become incredibly complex. These incidents are going to involve an extensive investigation. Your Portland boating accident attorney will be responsible for:

  • Obtaining all evidence related to the boat crash, including any photo or video surveillance, police reports, eyewitness statements, and more.
  • Gathering safety records and maintenance logs for the boat and the boating company.
  • Obtaining your medical records and ensuring they are evaluated by a trusted healthcare professional.
  • Negotiating with all parties involved in order to secure the compensation that covers all of your boat accident injury expenses.

How do boating accidents occur?

There are plenty of places for Portland citizens to go boating. However, boating accidents occur regularly throughout this country. According to the United States Coast Guard, there were 4,291 boating accidents during the latest reporting year in the country. Out of those incidents, there were 2,629 injuries and 658 fatalities.

Boating accidents are almost always preventable. According to the Coast Guard, the most common causes of boat accidents include:

  • Operator Inattention
  • Improper Lookout
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Machinery Failure
  • Alcohol Use
  • Excessive Speed
  • Navigation Rules Violation
  • Weather and Hazardous Waters

Portland boating accident injuries can be severe. The attorneys at Nichols Law Group regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries (and paralysis)

Those who operate boats and invite guests, whether they are private citizens or part of a commercial operation, must follow all boating laws and regulations in order to keep everybody safe.

Is compensation available for a boating accident case?

If you or a loved one had been injured in a boating accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, please seek legal assistance immediately. The team at Nichols Law Group will investigate what happened in the boat crash and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include:

  • Compensation for your medical bills
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • General household expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the boat owner

When you need a Portland boating accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 503-224-3018.