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Maine Boating Accident Attorneys

Trusted Legal Counsel with 40 Years of Experience

Like any New England state, Maine’s beautiful shorelines, seascapes, and boating conditions attract sailors from far and wide. But no matter how safe you are, another person’s negligence can get in the way. When such negligence leads to a boating accident, those involved may suffer serious or even fatal injury.

If you have been victimized by a negligent boat owner or operator, you deserve to be compensated for your losses, or damages. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. will work to recover your maximum compensation, which may cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, etc. We will call on our 40 years of legal experience and utilize our exhaustive resources in litigating your case.

Call (207) 222-7261 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a Maine boating accident lawyer.

Common Boating Accidents in Maine

A “boating accident” refers to an accident involving any type of watercraft: ships, boats, yachts, canoes, kayaks, jet skis and more. A defective boat part may be behind a boating accident, but this is rare. It is much more common for such accidents to involve the collision of any number of watercrafts, often as a result of the following types of negligence:

  • Lack of training or experience
  • Operator inattention or distraction
  • Speeding or boating recklessly
  • Boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs

Another common type of boating accident is when passengers are injured on a watercraft/vessel. Such accidents fall under premises liability law, which mandates that all property owners (including boat owners) must keep their premises safe for lawful occupants and visitors. Boating accidents that fall under this area of the law include:

  • Slip and falls, such as on a slippery deck
  • General maintenance oversights
  • Lack of safety gear and equipment

If any of the above types of negligence resulted in injury to you or your loved ones, you may have strong grounds for a claim against the negligent party.

Maximize Your Compensation

When pursuing a boating accident lawsuit, it is important to work with lawyers well versed in this area of the law. The at-fault party may attempt to blame you or the weather conditions that day for what happened. Don’t let such negligent parties rewrite the events leading up to the accident; this will only allow them to cheat you out of your full and fair compensation.

Our attorney team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. will conduct a comprehensive investigation into your case to prove the truth. We genuinely care about holding negligent boat owners and operators accountable after their actions bring harm to innocent Maine residents. With 40 years of experience and millions of dollars recovered for accident victims to date, you can rest easy knowing your case is in skilled hands.

Call a Maine boating accident attorney at (207) 222-7261 today. We are available 24/7 to take your call.

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