Summers on the water in Maine can be great fun. Our crystalline lakes, seemingly endless shorelines and beautiful sunshine offer a great distraction from the harsh winters. Summer is truly a wonderful time to be in Maine. Because the waters in Maine get so crowded, though, if the operators of boats or personal watercraft make mistakes, the consequences can be severe.
If you have been injured in a boating accident, you need an aggressive and skilled personal injury attorney to represent you. You need the Portland, Maine, law firm of Hallett Whipple Weyrens. Contact us today to discuss your case. We routinely represent clients in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Androscoggin counties.
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An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney and Skilled Boater
It is certainly reasonable to expect your car accident lawyer to be an experienced driver; why not expect your boating accident attorney to have the same degree of boating experience? Attorney David Weyrens is a former professional mariner who has done multiple trans-Atlantic crossings and has sailed tens of thousands of miles offshore. He understands the maritime 'rules of the road'. His knowledge of the Maine waterways and the boating culture allows him to effectively handle your boating accident injury claims.
Boating Presents Many Opportunities for Injury
Just like operating any other motor vehicle, things can go wrong when boating. Since it is common for boat operators and passengers to consume alcohol, many accidents are caused by being under the influence. It is important to remember that if you were injured by a boater who was operating under the influence, they may also face criminal charges for OUI. In addition, sober operators may still fail to pay sufficient attention to surrounding vessels, or may just be going too fast and lose control of their boats or personal watercraft (like Jet Skis). Boaters have a responsibility to safely operate their vessels – if you have been injured in any sort of boating or personal watercraft accident, you may be able to recover. Contact Hallett Whipple Weyrens today for a free phone consultation to discuss your injuries.
Protecting Your Interests When You Are Injured in a Boating Accident
When someone else is responsible for your injuries, you should never have to deal with the consequences alone. Although this is a relatively straightforward concept, insurance companies seem to struggle with it. They routinely attempt to limit the financial recovery of legitimately injured people who have been forced to incur expensive medical bills and lose time from work because of their injuries.
When you come to our Portland law offices, we work hard to ensure that your interests are protected and that you never have to deal with the consequences of your injury alone.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in a boating accident, Hallett Whipple Weyrens. can help. Contact us online or call us at 207-775-4255 for your free phone consultation.