Rhode Island Boat Accident Lawyers

From the Providence River to Boston Harbor, New England’s coastline attracts residents and visitors alike with its world-class boating and recreational water opportunities. And while most boaters take safety precautions required by Rhode Island and Massachusetts regulations, a severe and even fatal boating accident can still occur.

If you were injured in a boating accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help. With years of experience helping injury victims in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the lawyers at Bottaro Law are ready help you with your boat accident claim. Call us 24/7 at (401) 375-2943 today to get started with a free case review.

Compensation for Boating Accident Injuries in Rhode Island

Boating accidents are caused by a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Boating while intoxicated
  • Inexperienced operation
  • Negligent, reckless, or distracted boating
  • Negligent boat maintenance
  • Improper lookout
  • Machinery failure
  • Excessive speed
  • Hazardous water or weather conditions
  • Force of wave/wake

If your boat accident injury was a caused by these or other circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Bottaro Law, we’re ready to provide the strong legal representation you deserve. Contact a boat accident lawyer with the knowledge and resources to build a strong claim today—just dial (401) 777-7777.

Evidence in Boat Accident Claims

Evidence is key to building a strong case. In boat accident cases, we can collect several types of evidence to help prove your claim for compensation including:

  • Photos
    Did you or anyone else take photos at the scene of the accident?
  • Witness statements
    Are there witnesses who can corroborate your version of the events of the accident?
  • Police reports
    If police responded to the accident, there should be a police report indicating details from the accident—which may include potential causes or suspected responsible parties.
  • Phone records
    If you suspect that the boater who caused the accident was distracted because they were using their phone, we can request a copy of their phone records to confirm this.
  • Medical Records
    Medical records from any resulting injuries can help establish both the timing and cause of your injuries.

Common Types of Boating Accidents

There are five main types of boating accidents:

  1. Collisions with other vessels
  2. Collisions with fixed objects (such as a dock)
  3. Flooding/swamping
  4. Grounding
  5. Towing

The vast majority of boating accidents involve open motorboats—such as fishing boats, center consoles, and bow riders. However, many cases also involve personal watercrafts (jet skis), pontoons, cabin boats, and non-motorized vessels.

Lawyers Helping Rhode Island Boating Accident Victims

If you or a loved one were harmed in a boating accident, you may be able to file for compensation. For more than 12 years, Bottaro Law has fought for the rights of injury victims—and we’re ready to fight for you too. With our No Fee Guarantee®, you’ll only pay us if we get money for you—so don’t wait to get started. Contact us 24/7 at (401) 777-7777, or fill out our online form today. We’re here to help.

Boating Accident FAQ

After an accident on the water, you may be wondering what steps you can take to help protect your rights to compensation. Bottaro Law wants to help. Our boat accident attorneys know what it takes to prepare a strong injury claim in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and we’re ready to answer some of the questions you may have.

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Case Results

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    $1,200,000.00 Settlement: In this product liability case, our young client lost her eye due to a defective air bag. We acted fast to preserve the evidence and retain top experts who tested the vehicle. The result was settlement with national counsel for a major auto manufacturer.

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    $660,000.00 Pre-Trial Motorcycle Crash Settlement: When the insurance company denied the claim outright ($0), Mike litigated this case through discovery, engaging renowned experts in the fields of accident reconstruction and physical medicine.

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    $500,000.00 Massachusetts Wrongful Death Car Accident Policy Limit Settlement: The insurer originally denied the claim and had serious questions about whether the collision ultimately caused the death months later of an elderly gentleman.

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  • $1,200,000.00

    Auto products liability case involving airbag deployment resulting in loss of vision in one eye and facial fractures.

  • $660,000.00

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    A pre-trial settlement was reached for our client who suffered a knee injury requiring multiple surgeries.

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    Our client suffered multi-level disc injury when steel I-beams fell from a commercial truck on Route 10 resulting in multiple cervical surgeries.

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    Personal Injury Attorney Mike Bottaro helps client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.

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    This case involved an elderly couple and their granddaughter who were injured after a car turned left in front of their vehicle. The injuries for the woman involved a fractured neck, broken ribs, and an eventual stroke. The man suffered from various injuries from which he never recovered, resulting in his untimely death.

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    This case involved deviations in the standard of care involving pressure ulcers resulting in death.

  • $325,000.00

    Our North Kingstown, RI, client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.

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