Boating Accidents

Washington and Oregon’s lakes and rivers are playgrounds for lovers of recreational boating, sailing, wind surfing, waterskiing, jet skiing, and other personal water craft.

It is no wonder that so many boat outings turn into accidents.  people pilot boats without licenses, young teenagers or pre-teens use boats without proper water safety instruction, people operate boats at high speeds or go boating while impaired or intoxicated, and the water sometimes hide submerged obstructions that can cause accidents.  Boating accidents also occur because boats are designed poorly or improperly maintained. 

The Harlan Law Firm works with teams of experts on all our personal injury matters that proceed to through the litigation process.  Boating accidents are no exception.  The first stage of the case is to determine the cause of the accident.  Did the boater violate Coast Guard rules of the waterway?  Was the offending boater intoxicated?  Did a defect in the boat or watercraft cause the accident?  The answers to these questions tell us who the responsible party may be.

We then work with economic and medical experts to determine the full extent of or client’s injuries and financial losses.  Only when the picture is complete can we begin to calculate the amount of money that will fully compensate for the harms and losses of our client.

Successful Outcomes:

The Harlan Law Firms negotiated a $70,000.00 settlement through mediation for a client who injured his lower leg in a jet-ski collision.  The operator of the other jet-ski failed to follow the rules for navigable water ways; therefore, was responsible for the harms and losses suffered by our client. 

GET LEGAL ADVICE ABOUT A CIVIL LAWUIT AFTER YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS SUFFERED INJURY DUE TO ANOTHER’S NEGLIGENCE

The Harlan Law Firm handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no legal fees unless we recover for them the compensation they deserve.

If you are seeking legal advice after being injured by the negligence of a person, contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. Call (360) 735-8200 or email bdh@harlanlaw.net.

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— Anonymous, DUI client,

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