Every year more and more people are injured or killed in boating accidents. In nearly every instance they are preventable. In 2003, there were 10,984 vessels involved in 5,705 recreational boating accidents. These accidents resulted in over 700 fatalities and nearly 4,000 injuries. We represent clients who have suffered personal injuries or lost loved ones in boating accidents and collisions. The causes of boating accidents typically include operator error, operator inexperience, operating the craft while intoxicated, or equipment failure.
Boat operators owe their passengers as well as others in the waters around them a high degree of care. We are ready to discuss your situation and go over the options available to you in an effort to quickly and efficiently resolve your case.
Mr. Shoemaker has over 15 years of experience as a trial attorney and is a partner in the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. ("PWHD"), based in Virginia.
Mr. Shoemaker, his partners and associates are available for representation nationwide. If you have been injured in a boating accident we encourage you to contact us online or call us, toll free, at 1-888-611-4599 or 757-223-4560. One of our paralegals will review the facts of your case with you and then Mr. Shoemaker will call you and discuss your case with you free of charge.