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Chicago Boat Accident Attorney

Chicago Boat Accident Attorney

Illinois is near to the Lake of Michigan and is connected to many other small lakes and rivers and heavy boat traffic comes with those bodies of water. Thousands of people get injured or die each year as a result of boat accidents due to the negligence of others and the number of accidents appears to be on the rise.

You must get legal support from our Chicago boat accident lawyers at Tschiggfrie Legal if you or a member of your family is injured or died as a result of a negligent boat operator’s actions or a defect in the boat. We are a leading Chicago personal injury law firm known for providing excellent results at court or securing settlements in boating accidents.

Common Boat and Watercraft Accidents in Chicago

It is not always easy to determine what caused a boating accident. Although there are plenty of safety measures on any boat or watercraft, machine failure or misuse can cause an accident. Many of the most frequent types of boating accidents include:

  • One boat colliding with another boat

  • Crashing with a swimmer

  • Boat wrongly designed

  • Non-compliance with boating laws causing injury

The boat operator is also at fault if there is an accident by failure to obey the boating laws. It is not unusual for boaters to drink alcohol and it is illegal with a good purpose to boat under influence. Safe operation of a watercraft requires great care and careful caution to prevent a collision that would cause harm to others. It is the responsibility of the operator of the boat to operate the boat with extreme care.

Boat Accident Injuries

There can be several circumstances that may vary and the injuries occurred can also be different. For instance, 

In some accidents, it may require to throw the passengers from the boat into the water. The injuries suffered will result in unconsciousness, with the person being submerged either drowning or resulting in permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen at that moment. If the boating accident is the outcome of inadequacies in the boats' design or manufacture, the boat manufacturer, dealer, or other parties may be held responsible. Just like every accident, every case is different.

Boat Accident Damages

If the accident is caused by an act of negligence on the part of another party, whether the boat manufacturer, boat operator or other individuals, a personal injury lawsuit can be brought for compensatory damages. The losses claimed will include:

  • Past, current, and future medical/healthcare expenses

  • Loss of wage

  • Earning capacity loss

  • Loss of enjoying life

  • Loss of quality of life

  • Pain and suffering

Consult with our Chicago boating accident attorney to determine the full amount of damage you can get. Our attorneys will clarify your various rights and claims regarding boating accidents, leaving no unanswered questions when assessing the full compensation to which you are entitled.

Experienced Boat Accidents Attorneys in Chicago

The Chicago boat accident lawyers of Tschiggfrie Legal represent clients in Illinois and the Chicago area that have suffered a personal injury, or lost loved ones in boating collisions and/or other boating accidents. For more information, please get in touch with one of our lawyers.

Let Our Personal Injury Team Fight For Your Compensation

As we learn about your case, we can identify the all the areas of compensation that can be awarded such as:

  • Medical Bills

  • Lost Wages

  • Pain and Suffering

  • Mental and Emotional Suffering

  • Depression/Loss of Enjoyment of Life

  • Long Term or Permanent Impairment and Disability


Give us a call today to learn about how our legal team can provide the most compensation for your motorcycle accident.


Go With Experience, Go With Tschiggfrie Legal 

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Our Chicago personal injury attorneys will seek the best compensation for your boat accident injuries. As a firm focused on personal injury in Illinois, we know what it takes and the required focus and dedication from an experienced team. No boat accident or personal injury case is too complex for our team. Get what is rightfully yours. Call us today.

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