By:   Charles R. Lipcon

Our Maritime Accident Lawyers Offer High-Quality Legal Services to Propeller Injury Victims in Need of Help

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When you need to seek compensation following a propeller accident, the experienced maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have concentrated their practices on representing victims of maritime accidents who have suffered personal injuries and death as a result of a variety of boating incidents, including propeller accidents. Our team has won more than $300 million for our clients and has been nationally recognized for our legal representation of cases like yours. That includes being named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report annually since 2016 and three of our attorneys receiving an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Boat propeller accidents can cause devastating injuries, from deep lacerations to traumatic amputations and fatal injuries. When boat operators make dangerous mistakes, or when boats are not built properly for the safety of passengers and bystanders, you may have grounds to file claims for your serious injuries. Your boat propeller accident lawyer from our firm will provide the top-quality legal representation you need when you suffer injuries from propeller blades. You need the support of a well-reputed, aggressive law firm to recover: Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.

Top Causes of Boating Propeller Accidents: Common Issues Can Cause Painful Injuries

Boat propeller injuries happen when boat passengers or others come into contact with the boat propellers on a recreational boat, dive boat, charter vessel, or other boats (such as party cruise boats), while under power. To determine the exact cause of your boat accident, your personal injury attorneys may investigate the details of your boating accident. Those causes may include any of the following:

  • Lack of propeller guards
  • Unsafe steering which led to a fall overboard and a propeller injury
  • Negligent operation of vessel
  • Failure to maintain adequate lookout
  • Hazardous behavior captain or crew
  • Boating too close to a swim platform
  • Operating a vessel near SCUBA divers and/or snorkelers still in the water
  • Operating a boat under the influence

Boating accidents are typically investigated by the Coast Guard, so your accident lawyer may be able to glean important details about your accident from their investigation. Many boat accidents are caused by maritime law violations, especially during recreational boating, which your boat accident lawyer can determine through your lawsuit. Determining the cause can help you identify the responsible party and obtain compensation for injuries or even death in the family.

Responsibility for a Boating Propeller Accident: Identifying the At-Fault Party

One of your first questions when seeking fair compensation through your legal options is about liability for your accident. When you are hurt by someone else’s negligence, you may need to determine liability before you know who to sue for your injuries. The person responsible may vary depending on the details of your claim, which you can discuss with our team during a free initial consultation.

A primary cause of these personal injury cases is action by inexperienced operators or reckless boat drivers. These motorists are more likely to ignore safety measures, engage in reckless steering, or even drink alcoholic beverages while operating the boat. If you are injured in a boat accident due to careless behavior by the responsible party, you may have grounds to sue with an experienced maritime accident attorney.

The fault may also lie with the boat manufacturer. If you suffered a boat propeller injury because they failed to provide proper safety measures, such as a propeller guard, the manufacturer may be liable for your propeller injury or even death of a loved one. If you have been severely injured by a propeller, our legal team can help you prove fault against the manufacturer, operator, or other party.

You May Have Grounds for Compensation for the Damages You Suffered

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Many propeller injuries, such as broken bones or lacerations, can lead to high medical costs and other serious issues. You may have grounds for compensation for these medical costs, among other damages. Reach out to our boat propeller accident attorneys for guidance when pursuing the following damages, among others:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Burial expenses for drowning accidents and fatalities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

Seeking compensation for your personal injury claim can be challenging, especially if you are unsure what your injuries are worth. Even common injuries can have massive medical bills attached, so you may need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Our team offers legal services to help guide you through every step of your boat propeller accident case, to make getting compensated as easy as possible.

Boating Accident FAQ: Get Answers Today

As you prepare for your boating accident case, you may have difficulty navigating the details of your claim. Without legal guidance, it is easy to make a mistake that leads to your compensation being reduced or dismissed entirely. Reach out to our attorneys to learn more about your options for your boating accident case, and check out our most commonly asked questions below.

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Our Team of Attorneys Have a Legacy of Maritime Case Success We’ll Put to Work for You and Your Family

When a severe boating accident involving a boat propeller happens, the lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are here to help you maximize your compensation and overcome the suffering you have experienced. Our team offers the highest-quality resources and track record of success you want when seeking out an attorney. That includes multiple lawyers named to “Best Lawyers®” since 2016, countless TV appearances, and more than $300 million won for our clients.

In the wake of a boat propeller accident, you may need a dedicated legal service to help guide you through the complex case you are facing. Our team offers a free consultation to those who need answers about their propeller accident before they take action. To learn more about how our boat propeller accident lawyers can help you, reach out by calling or filling out our online contact form.