Boating Accidents in Norfolk
Helping VA Residents Get the Compensation They Deserve
Millions of people take to the water every year to have fun on boats and participate in different water sports. However, sometimes what starts out as fun ends up in injury or even death for the unfortunate victims of watercraft accidents. Residents of Virginia suffer more than their fair share of boating and personal watercraft accidents, with the state ranking 9th out of all 50 states for boating fatalities.
Despite the U.S. Coast Guard’s efforts to make the Virginia waters safer, the numbers of injuries and deaths remain at an unacceptably high level.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury on the water, please call (855) 880-8163 to arrange a free review of your case by our Norfolk maritime injury attorneys.
Who Is to Blame?
It is a sobering thought that your life is literally in someone else’s hands every time you step into the water. Whether you sign up for a pleasure cruise or simply want to take a quick swim, your fate depends upon the responsible actions of others around you. While most people share good intentions, there are always a few who take a more carefree attitude towards the safety of those sharing the water, and it is here that the danger lies.
Boating and personal watercraft accidents occur for many reasons:
- Boating while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
- Reckless behavior
- Loss of control due to speeding
- Lack of experience
- Lack of personal flotation devices
- Defective life jackets
Cruise Ship Accidents
A luxury vacation on a cruise can quickly turn into a frightening situation when you or a loved one is injured as a result of an accident. Under maritime law, cruise ship operators are not strictly liable for passenger injuries unless they are found to have been negligent or acting with willful intent. Maritime law is complex and you risk having to go back and forth to different offices just to determine who should be held accountable for your injuries. This is why it is important that you reach out to our experienced Norfolk cruise ship accident lawyers to help you identify the negligent party and assist you in filing your case. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation and a network of accident recreation experts that can help you validate your claim to recover the damages you are owed.
Support for Victims
If you or a member of your family has suffered a boating, cruise ship or personal watercraft accident, you need experienced legal assistance to pursue a claim against the responsible party. Individuals who survive these accidents are often left in great physical pain, requiring extensive medical treatment and suffering from a host of psychological problems as a result of the accident. They may be unable to continue working, putting a great amount of financial pressure on the whole family.
In the event that you find yourself in this situation, it is important to consult a Norfolk boating accident lawyer with experience in personal injury claims. Let Kalfus & Nachman PC handle your watercraft lawsuit. We have experience dealing with insurance companies who will attempt to avoid paying your claim, and we are in your corner fighting to help you have a brighter future.
Please contact us for a no-cost consultation by calling (855) 880-8163 or completing the form on this page. We proudly serve clients in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.