Boating/ Maritime/ Water Accident

Boating accidents can result in serious personal injury or death. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident in the water, you may be entitled to a settlement.

Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, the Des Plaines River, the Fox River, the Illinois River and myriad streams, lakes and rivers throughout the state provide beautiful scenery and make Chicago a desirable location for businesses, travelers and residents.

Unfortunately, Illinois waterways also are the site of a number of maritime accidents. Statistics compiled by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) show that 13 people died and 57 were injured in boating-related accidents on Illinois waters in 2007.

Many of these boating accidents resulting in personal injury sadly could have been avoided through responsible boating. Many can be attributed to being under the influence of alcohol or other drug while operating a boat – BUI, or “boating under the influence.”

Speak to a caring injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll who can help you if you have been injured on any type of watercraft, including Jet-Skis, speedboats and other personal watercraft, as well as riverboats and commercial vessels.  Our injury attorneys have extensive experience in the handling of accidents occurring on waterways.  Mr. Kroll is former Chair for the Admiralty and Maritime Section of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Our personal injury lawyers have won multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our personal injury and wrongful death clients. Contact us at (312) 676-7222, or fill out the contact form to set up a personal consultation. A compassionate attorney will discuss your accident with you.

Chicago Accident and Injury Lawyer Blog - Boating Negligence