Illinois Boat Accident Lawyers

Boating and Jet Ski Accident Attorneys in Chicago

People living in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois are fortunate to have access to recreational opportunities provided by the lakes and rivers of our beautiful state. These bodies of water also contribute greatly to the Illinois economy, supporting industries such as shipping, fishing and tourism. However, the same waterways also are the locations of many accidents involving recreational, personal and commercial watercraft — accidents that are often caused by negligence and other misconduct.

At the Chicago law firm of Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers represent clients in a wide range of boating accident cases. We seek compensation for injuries and damages, building strong cases and taking matters as far as needed to obtain a fair award or settlement for a client. As experienced trial lawyers, we are always fully prepared to proceed to trial. Over the years, we have found that this strategy encourages the other side to offer fair settlements rather than face our attorneys in the courtroom.

Contact a Chicago Boat Accident Lawyer Now!

If you have been injured from a boating accident, Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., can help you. Please EMAIL or call now at 877-216-4213 for an immediate, no-obligation consultation with our experienced boating and Jet Ski accident attorneys.

Information About Our Cases

We represent clients in matters involving:

  • Jet Skis and other personal watercraft
  • Motorboats, pontoon boats and other motorized recreational watercraft
  • Barges and tugboats
  • Container ships
  • Tour and sightseeing boats
  • Ferries
  • Sailboats

Our law firm is known for conducting thorough investigations and for consulting with the relevant experts and specialists to determine the cause of an accident and the long-term cost of that accident to the victim. Two of our lawyers are highly experienced boat captains and sailors. We work with life care planners, vocational specialists and medical experts to learn the extent of the injuries and the impact the injuries will have on the life, career and family of a client.

Boating Accident Cases Arising From a Variety of Causes

Some of our boating accident cases are product liability cases, caused by defects in the design, manufacture or marketing of the watercraft. For example, in one case we tried we held Bombardier liable for the defective steering design of their 1994 Sea-Doo XP personal watercraft. Other cases involve the negligence of others, such as other boaters, people on shore, marina personnel and guests on board. Still others are workplace accidents, caused by the negligence of others that harmed people working on barges, ships or other commercial watercraft.

To speak with one of our Illinois boat accident attorneys about a recreational or commercial boating accident, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients from around the Chicago region, and throughout Illinois.