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Boating Accident Lawyer Near Me in Chicago, Illinois: Burnes Libman Law Group

Due to the 2,900 lakes and 84,000 ponds found across Illinois, the state is a great place to own a boat (especially during the summer months). However, owning a boat comes with responsibilities, like boat upkeep, buying proper boating equipment, and safe driving. 

According to the Illinois Recreational Boating Report in 2020, “Illinois officers investigated 81 reportable boat accidents, which was an increase from 2019 (72). A total of 36 injuries were reported in 2020 including 21 fatalities.”

With over thirty years of experience, Burnes Libman has successfully blended the extensive legal expertise found in large law firms with smaller law firms’ compassion and personal attention. We will fight for compensation for your boating accident injury or missed days of work. That’s our promise.


Picking the Right Boating Accident Lawyer

Being involved in a boating accident is quick and terrifying. Burnes Libman is a nationally recognized and awarded law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm has a history of winning multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts across a variety of boating accident cases, including a $1.9M settlement. 

At larger law firms, your call may not be returned for over a week. You also can be shuffled from lawyer to lawyer, with no rationale or reasoning. The Burnes Libman promise is to fight for you every step of the way.

Frequent Causes of Boating Accidents

In over thirty years of boating accident cases, we see a clear and present danger on bodies of water. Unfortunately, there are a variety of unsafe practices that have led to boating accidents in the United States every year, including:

•    Operator inattention
•    Passengers falling overboard
•    Operators under the influence
•    Busy boat ramps
•    Jet skis driving recklessly
•    Head-on collisions
•    Driving too fast
•    Poor weather road conditions
•    Poor maintenance on the boat

These experiences have helped us recover millions of dollars in settlements in boating accident cases for our clients. Legislation to come as close as we can through written rules, and litigation to punish those who do not exercise due care.

Examples of Burnes Libman Boating Accidents Settlement

Have you been involved in a boating accident in the Midwest or United States? Let us represent you and together, we’ll get you the compensation you deserve. We treat every case with the expectation of going to trial. Below you will find some of our biggest boating accident settlements:

$1,900,000 - Boating Accident Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death 21-year-old female in boating collision.

When to See a Lawyer and Pursue Litigation

If you have been involved in a boating accident incident, you need to find a lawyer as soon as possible. Places and companies that you can get hurt at do not have your best interests in mind, which is why it’s so important to start the claims process as quickly and early as possible. It is difficult to determine liability at the beginning stages, and Burnes Libman is there to help you determine if litigation is a possibility with our free consultation. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings or wages, pain, and suffering, disability, or disfigurement. As each case is different and subject to a specific time limit (or statute of limitations), it is important to consult with a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

To contact Burnes Libman for your free case evaluation, call (312) 726-6500 or fill out our Get In Touch form below.

Contact Burnes Libman, Chicago’s Best Boating Accident Lawyers

The experience at Burnes Libman is different than any other law firm. "At Burnes Libman, we're there for you. You'll work directly with one of our top attorneys and we'll fight for you throughout the whole process. We'll be there every step of the way. That's our promise." For a free consultation regarding your boating accident case, contact us immediately below or call (312) 726-6500

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