Ship & Boat Accidents

Ship and boat accidents come in many forms. Depending on your role onboard, it’s possible to be injured in an accident as a passenger, deckhand, commuter, or weekend sailor. No matter your role on the ship or the type of boat involved, if you or a family member have been injured in a ship or boat accident, you’ll need proper legal representation to ensure that you’re fairly compensated for your injuries and losses. If you or a family member has suffered in such an accident, contact the greater Boston boating accident attorneys at Kenney & Conley. Our experience with traffic accidents on the water as well as on the highways can help you achieve the maximum value of your claims.

Massachusetts Ship & Boat Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers represent clients injured in both recreational and job related boat accidents involving watercraft ranging in size from jet skis and wave runners to container ships. We handle freshwater accidents on the Charles River and the New Hampshire lakes as well as injuries suffered anywhere off the Massachusetts coast, from Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay to Cape Ann. If you’ve been injured in a ship or boat accident in Massachusetts waters, Kenney & Conley can help. Our priority is to provide you with the best possible service and the best possible results.

Types of Ship & Boat Accidents

Unsurprisingly, there are countless complexities to boating and maritime accidents. While maritime professionals are usually aware that the federal admiralty jurisdiction offers better protection to injured persons at sea than Massachusetts negligence law, federal maritime law can sometimes also cover the claims of recreational boaters in navigable waters. Given these complexities, the experience of the attorneys at Kenney & Conley is invaluable. In every ship and boating accident case, we make a careful evaluation of your rights to compensation in light of the overlapping state and federal laws in order to give your claim its greatest chance of success.

The boating accident attorneys at Kenney & Conley have represented persons injured on the water in a wide variety of circumstances, including:

  • Ferry or water taxi accidents
  • Sailboat accidents
  • Racing shell, wherry, or sculling accidents
  • Freshwater or saltwater fishing boat injuries
  • Accidents on charter vessels, such as whale watching cruises, harbor tours, or fishing charters
  • Injuries suffered by working seamen, pilots, and officers on cargo or container ships
  • Injuries suffered by passengers, stewards, crew members, or officers on cruise vessels
  • Personal watercraft and water ski accidents

As you can see, ship and boat accidents can happen in a variety of ways and have diverse consequences. In order to give yourself and your family the best chance of receiving the compensation that you deserve, you need the support of an experienced legal team. The experts and Kenney & Conley have the experience and passion to provide you with sound legal advice catered to your specific situation.

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers

For a free consultation about your right to damages under either Massachusetts personal injury law or federal maritime law in a ship or boat accident case, contact the accident compensation attorneys at Kenney & Conley today, toll free at (781) 848-9891.