Boating Accidents

Waldorf Boating Accident Attorneys

Millions Recovered for Our Clients

Boating accidents often result in catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Due to the fact that many boating accidents take place on the water, these incidents often lead to fatal drownings. And, sadly, the vast majority of boating accidents could have—and should have—been prevented with proper care and attention.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident, Farmer & Klopfer can help. We know that nothing can undo the suffering you have been through, but if your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to simply deal with the resulting medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering on your own. Our Waldorf boating accident lawyers can help you take action against the liable party and seek fair compensation for your damages.

Schedule a free initial consultation when you call (301) 265-2220 or by submitting an online contact form

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

As stated above, boating accidents are often preventable, meaning they are caused by someone’s careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful actions. When this is the case, the at-fault party can be held legally liable for damages.

Some of the most common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Inexperienced boat operators
  • Operating a watercraft while intoxicated
  • Failure to follow navigational rules
  • Distracted boat operators/operator inattention
  • Failure to keep a proper lookout
  • Hazards in the water
  • Poor weather/water conditions
  • Excessive speed
  • Defective parts
  • Machinery failure

Because boating is often a recreational activity, many people do not treat it with the same level of care as operating another type of motor vehicle, such as a car or motorcycle. However, boating can be just as dangerous as driving. Operating a boat or personal watercraft while intoxicated, speeding, or failing to pay attention while out on the water is never acceptable—and the consequences can be severe.

Fighting to Hold the Negligent Party Accountable

If you were hit by a careless boater or were otherwise involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our Waldorf boating accident lawyers are ready to help. We have the experience and skill to take on negligent boaters, as well as major insurance companies and their legal teams. Our attorneys can even investigate whether a defective part or product played a role in the accident and/or your injuries and, if so, can fight to hold the liable manufacturer or distributor accountable. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the full, fair compensation you deserve.

Contact us online or call (301) 265-2220 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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    “From the initial consultation, I knew I needed James Farmer and his team on my side. He was thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning, prior to even hiring his firm. Once I officially hired his firm, he and his colleague Mr. Melvin Allen moved to strategically place me in the best position possible. They supported me throughout the process by making sure I understood what was happening and I felt extremely grateful to have them on my side! Long story short, my case was successfully completed with a favorable outcome! An outcome I couldn’t even imagine was possible but Mr. Allen’s expertise, strategy, and courtroom presence made it all possible! My wife and I are forever grateful and will always look to this firm on any future needs and you should, too!”

  • A winning team of confident, knowledgeable and successful attorneys

    “I am so pleased with the staff at the James F. Farmer firm. They are true professionals, ready and willing to fight on your behalf. When you retain their services, you are joining a winning team of confident, knowledgeable, and successful attorneys, like Mr. Melvin Allen, who helped me. Thank you!!!”

  • Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with

    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

  • Truly cared about my case and how the accident affected me.

    “I have used James Farmer office for two accidents I have been in; both times they were exceptional.”

  • Could not have asked for a better group of attorneys to handle our legal problem

    We could not have asked for a better group of attorneys to handle our legal problem. James Farmer and Melvin Allen were very knowledgeable, confident and successful in handling our case. I will definitely be referring this Law Firm to others.

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    Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.

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    We are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
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    We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
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