Joliet / Wheaton / Will County Accidents

Boating Accidents


Chicago Boating Accident Lawyers

The boat accident attorneys at Zayed Law Offices represent victims in the Chicago, Illinois area who have suffered personal injuries due to boat accidents and boat collisions. We are prepared to litigate boating accident cases involving several types of watercraft, including:

  • Speedboat accidents
  • Motorboat accidents
  • Cabin cruiser accidents
  • Ferries
  • Personal watercraft (jet ski) accidents
  • Sailboats
  • Tour boats
  • Falls overboard

Boat operators and owners must exercise the highest levels of care to prevent injuries to swimmers, passengers and other boats. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys will discuss your situation. We will also work with insurance companies and all parties to ensure that your rights are protected and your case proceeds in an efficient manner.

Many factors can lead to serious boat accidents including:

  • Machinery failure
  • Manufacturing defect
  • Improper maintenance
  • Driver operation
  • Reckless operation
  • Inattentive driver
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Excessive speed
  • Alcohol use

Certain standards and protocols apply to boat operators in the same way that “the rules of the road” apply to automobile drivers. In the event of a boating accident, failure to remain on scene, failure to provide aid, and failure to report the accident in a timely manner constitute crimes. A report must be filed in the event of a boating fatality, if someone is injured and requires more than first aid, if there is damage to a boat or to a vessel, or if any individual on board a boat disappears while on the water in a situation indicating a possible injury or death.

Injuries suffered by boat accident victims can include:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputations
  • Fractures
  • Paralysis