If you or someone you know has been injured in a boat, yacht, or another watercraft accident, whether you were a worker or a passenger, contact an experienced maritime attorney at BOATLAW, LLP. Under certain circumstances, an accident on Lake Tahoe can become a federal maritime case. Having an experienced maritime attorney can help you, at BOATLAW, LLP our lawyers recognize the importance of obtaining adequate compensation for a person who has been injured while working or simply enjoying a vacation.

For years our attorneys have successfully represented victims of maritime injuries. Call 1-800-262-8529 now to schedule a consultation with one of the experienced lawyers at BOATLAW, LLP.

Lake Tahoe Admiralty & Maritime Attorneys

Lake Tahoe, also known as “Big Blue,” is considered an ancient lake founded over 2 million years ago. Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S with a depth of 1,645 square ft. The pleasant atmosphere of Lake Tahoe and the beautiful scenery is 2/3 in California and 1/3 in Nevada. Residents and visitors enjoy many recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, boating, etc.

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Sustaining a maritime injury can be debilitating. Additionally, those injured in a negligence-related maritime accident may be entitled to compensation. Retaining an experienced legal professional can help you file a claim and seek compensation for your injuries, whether you are a ferry passenger, recreational boater, or a worker. Some possible damages that you can recover from a maritime claim include loss wages, rehabilitation expenses, medical costs, etc.

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Common Maritime Claims

Below are some common accidents and personal injury claims:

  • Recreational boating accidents – some common causes for boating accidents are boating under the influence of alcohol or drug (BUI), inexperience driver, failure to follow the Coast Guard rules. Due to the various maritime laws, determining liability for negligence in a recreational boating accident can be a complicated legal matter.
  • Ferry accidents – Many factors can contribute to a ferryboat accident, but most are due to another’s negligence—for instance, poor maintenance, mechanical failure, inattentiveness, etc.
  • Broken bones
  • Knee injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Wrongful death

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Lake Tahoe Additional Resources

Boating Safety | Lake Tahoe – Follow the link to the Division of Boating and Waterways website. They provide information on Safety guidelines, education (e.g., outreach programs for children) licensing (e.g., registering your boat), and much more.

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Maritime Attorneys in Lake Tahoe

Any maritime worker who has been injured in a job-related accident should seek legal representation. BOATLAW, LLP is composed of experienced maritime attorneys who advocate for injured victims. Our attorneys understand that federal maritime law is confusing. They can help you navigate these difficult times and find a resolution that provides reasonable compensation in both the short-term and long-term.

Call us at 1-800-262-8529 to learn more about your legal options during a free and confidential consultation with an experienced maritime lawyer at BOATLAW, LLP.

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This article was last updated on Thursday, July 16, 2020.