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Boating Accident Lawyer New Orleans, Louisiana

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What is the difference between Boating Accident injuries and other types of law?

Boating accident law is a specialized area within personal injury law that deals with the unique legal issues related to boating activities.

 

Unlike standard vehicular accident law, boating accident law may involve maritime laws, waterway regulations, and federal statutes that make these cases more complex.

 

Our team of attorneys is knowledgeable in both personal injury law and the specific nuances related to boating accidents.

What are the different types of Boating Accidents?

Boating accidents can happen in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

Collisions Between Vessels: Two boats colliding due to poor navigation, speeding, or lack of attention.

Capsizing: When a boat turns over, often due to overloading or rough waters.

Collisions With Fixed Objects: Accidents involving a boat striking docks, buoys, or other stationary objects.

Falls Overboard: Passengers or crew falling into the water, which can lead to drowning or other injuries.

Equipment Malfunction: Accidents caused by the failure of boat equipment, such as engines or navigation systems

How often do Boating Accident injuries happen each year?

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there are approximately 4,000 boating accidents reported each year, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries.

 

Boating is very popular in South Louisiana with our close proximity to easily accessible bodies of water and their tributaries, which means the chance for an accident is elevated. The risk of boating accidents tends to rise during the warm months and holiday weekends when recreational boating activities are at their peak.

What are Boating Accident injuries?

Injuries from boating accidents fall under the category of personal injury law when they occur due to the negligence or fault of another party. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe cases like drowning, hypothermia, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

 

Given the unique circumstances surrounding water-based activities, boating accident cases often present specific legal complexities. Our team at Forrest Cressy James has the expertise to navigate the challenges of boating accident claims in New Orleans and the Gulf South area.

A Proven Reputation

"Forrest Cressy James is an amazing law firm that provides tremendous attention and care to all their clients and their needs. 

 

When I was injured in my accident, Nick was never more than a call away from answering my questions and counseling through the process of rehab, recovery, and gaining restitution. I never once felt as if I was just another customer and instead felt like I was a friend and family member who they were willing to fight for to the end.

 

FCJ will always be the most trusted firm in my book."

Ian G.

New Orleans

“After trying to handle my personal injury claim on my own, and becoming completely overwhelmed, I reached out to Byron for assistance.

 

My claim was resolved quickly for well over six figures and most importantly, I had peace-of-mind in knowing that I wasn’t taken advantage of by insurance companies.

 

If you want a law firm that is professional, efficient, and treats you like a person, not just a “file number,” Forrest Cressy James is your team."

Nicole C.

New Orleans

"I have had at least two occasions with accidents where the other drivers were not honest with their insurance company. It’s a situation police don’t always have time for right away, and my city has tourists that will treat it as if it never happened.

 

I can honestly say I didn’t have any stress in the cases. Not from the insurance companies (mine and theirs) and most importantly no pressure from my attorneys.

 

There was never a moment I felt alone in this.  A+ from start to end.  I ended up recovering $150,000 thanks to Byron and Eliza."

B. Williams

New Orleans

Forrest Cressy James is an amazing law firm that provides tremendous attention and care to all their clients and their needs. 

 

When I was injured in my accident, they were never more than a call away from answering my questions and counseling through the process of rehab, recovery, and gaining restitution.

 

I never once felt as if I was just another customer and instead felt like I was a friend and family member who they were willing to fight for to the end.

 

FCJ will always be the most trusted firm in my book.

Ian G.

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What's At Stake?

Why Should I Get Legal Help After an Accident?

If you find yourself in a personal injury situation, seeking legal help is crucial because you deserve fair compensation for the harm you've endured. Without legal assistance, you might have to deal with medical bills, lost wages, and pain on your own. Not seeking legal representation can mean missing out on the support you need to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

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What Should I Expect?

No matter what type of accident, we always start with a conversation. When you connect with us, we'll listen to what happened. We'll delve into the specifics of your injury, the incident, and its impact on your life. After that, we’ll present you with your legal options.  

 

If you decide to hire us, we’ll get started on your case and guide you through every phase. In some cases, we can find a fair settlement with the at-fault party via a settlement outside of the courtroom, and in other cases it may require us to pursue action inside the courtroom. Rest assured, no matter which way your particular case goes, we'll meticulously guide you through every step, and you’ll never be alone.

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No Headaches, No Hassles, Just Help. 

If you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish, or anywhere in Gulf South Louisiana, rest assured that you are not alone.

Forrest Cressy James brings unparalleled expertise in personal injury law, advocating for the rights and compensation you deserve. Don’t navigate the complexities of this legal landscape alone; our dedicated team is here to guide and represent you every step of the way.

 

Contact us today for a tailored consultation and take the first step towards reclaiming your life.

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