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Boat Accidents

Massachusetts Boat Accident Lawyer

About 6,000 people a day ride a ferry service operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. While accidents are rare, they do happen, like the 2007 incident in which two ferry boats collided in the fog.

Thousands of others enjoy recreational boating in Massachusetts each year. However, when an irresponsible boater or ferry boat operator causes a boating accident, they can and should be held responsible for the injuries they case.

Like laws governing the operation of a motor vehicle, boat owners and captains have a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner. When an accident is caused by an inexperienced boater or commercial captain or other negligent behavior is involved in an accident or drowning on the water, victims have a right to be compensated for their injuries.

Alcohol use, unsafe piloting or a lack of maintenance of safety gear (like life preservers), are common causes of Massachusetts boating accidents.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a Massachusetts boating accident, call Boston personal injury lawyer Jeffrey R. Chapdelaine at 617-404-1410 for a free appointment to discuss your rights.