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We are experienced in the investigation and resolution of personal injury and wrongful death claims involving recreational boating. In fact, Ken and his family are avid recreational boaters and Ken has owned and/or operated a wide variety of vessels including large trawler yachts, ski and wakeboard boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats, open skiffs, personal watercraft, sail boats, canoes and kayaks.


Alabamians are blessed with a beautiful coastline and an abundance of rivers, lakes and reservoirs that provide a multitude of recreational boating opportunities. Unfortunately, far too many adults and children are seriously injured in Alabama each year due to the inexperience, carelessness or recklessness of some boaters.   According to the United States Coast Guard's Recreational Boating Statistics for 2011, operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed, and machinery failure rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.


Unfortunately, a common cause of Alabama boating accidents is recklessness and inexperience on the part of operators  of personal watercraft, machines capable of speeds of 70 miles per hour and sudden and drastic heading changes. Drunk boating compounds the risk of an accident. We make a careful investigation of your case to see whether punitive damages might be warranted due to alcohol use, excessive speed, extreme recklessness or gross lack of training. We also investigate your case to see whether federal maritime law might give you an advantage in establishing liability, proving damages, or securing your right to collect from an insurance company or self-insured corporate defendant.


The injuries suffered in boating accidents are sometimes severe, and can include brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple fractures, or death. If you or a loved one have suffered a significant injury or death in connection with a recreational boating accident, please contact us for a confidential, no-cost, no-obligation legal consultation.


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Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Decatur, Auburn, Madison, Florence, Gadsden, Vestavia Hills, Prattville, Phoenix City, Alabaster, Bessemer, Enterprise, Opelika, Homewood, Northport, Anniston, Prichard, Athens, Daphne, Pelham, Oxford, Albertville, Selma, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Troy, Center Point, Helena, Hueytown, Talladega, Fairhope, Ozark, Alexander City, Cullman, Scottsboro, Millbrook, Foley, Jasper, Hartselle, Fort Payne, Gardendale, Saraland, Muscle Shoals, Eufaula, Sylacauga, Pell City, Jacksonville, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Calera, Fairfield, Atmore, Chelsea, Pleasant Grove, Tuskegee, Russellville, Gulf Shores, Clay, Rainbow City, Boaz, Valley, Sheffield, Andalusia, Clanton, Tuscumbia, Southside, Fultondale, Guntersville, Greenville, Arab, Bay Minette, Demopolis, Pinson, Hamilton, Spanish Fort, Opp, Oneonta, Wetumpka, Monroeville, Lanett, Tarrant, Montevallo, Lincoln, Satsuma, Chickasaw, Roanoke, Attalla, Orange Beach, Brewton, Pike Road, Midfield, Daleville, Robertsdale, Jackson, Childersburg, Glencoe, Rainsville, Brent, Smiths Station, Piedmont, Tallassee, Winfield, Fayette, Adamsville, Headland, Geneva, Margaret, Hokes Bluff, Thomasville, Columbiana, Haleyville, Springville, Argo, Valley Grande, Union Springs, Evergreen, Elba, Citronelle, Marion, Odenville, Centre, Livingston, Heflin, Moulton, Dadeville, Warrior, Red Bay, Weaver, Clayton, LaFayette, Hanceville, Brighton, Eutaw, New Hope, Luverne, Centreville, Kimberly, Abbeville, Priceville, Hartford, Jemison, Bayou La Batre, York, and Sumiton.


We serve the following Alabama counties:

Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, and Winston.



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