As the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, Chicago residents often take to Lake Michigan and other regional lakes and ponds on boats, jet skis, and other personal watercrafts. While water activities certainly come with their fair share of joy, they also pose risk of accidents and injuries. Negligent boating operators, poor manufacturing, and even innocent distractions create dangers that have the potential to result in property damage, personal injury, or even death. At Coogan Gallagher, our Chicago boating accident attorneys advocate on behalf of injured parties.
There are special legal rules that apply to boating and the operation of watercraft. Maritime laws are unique and can create issues that will require the consultation with an attorney that understands how to analyze the facts and apply the correct law to your case. You should not hesitate to speak with an attorney in order to understand your rights.