Ship & Boat Accidents
Fight for Justice with an Alabama Maritime Attorney
When you board a ship or boat, you expect that everything is in good working order and that the operator and crew are competent and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, far too often operator error, carelessness, or defective or unsafe products and machinery aboard a watercraft can result in serious and sometimes fatal accidents. This can include everything from minor fires to explosions, collisions, and even the sinking or grounding of the vessel.
Since 1958, Cunningham Bounds has helped countless individuals pursue compensation. Over the years, we have become known as a top personal injury firm in Alabama, due to our commitment to excellence and our track record of success. We have obtained billions in verdicts and settlements!
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Causes of Accidents & Potentially Responsible Parties
Many people incorrectly believe that if they board a ship or boat, they are responsible for any associated risk. This is not always true. Sometimes the operator, boat owner, manufacturer, maintenance provider, or crew are responsible.
Accidents can occur because of the following and more:
- Operating the vessel at high or unsafe speeds or in poor weather
- Failing to properly spot guests who are water skiing or tubing
- Overloading the vessel
Unfortunately, injuries and deaths can also occur as a result of defective or unsafe products and machinery, such as defective steering controls, engines, propellers, fuel tanks, wires, safety equipment and more.
Contact Experienced Alabama Maritime Lawyers for a Free Consultation!
Maritime law is complex and differs greatly from that of land-based law. If you have been injured in a boat or ship accident and want to understand your legal rights, talk to us. Our Alabama maritime lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the ship and boat safety laws and nautical rules. We can help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled.
Call (251) 299-0101! We are available to help you explore your legal options.