Water Sports and Maritime Accidents


Recreational water sports can be great fun but if something goes wrong, serious injuries can happen. The majority of marine accidents involve people using personal watercrafts or those participating in recreational marine activities. The victims, or their family members in case of fatalities, require the best legal representation available to navigate a complex legal system. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a maritime sports accident, consult with experienced personal injury Attorney Michael P. D’Amico at D’Amico Law LLC as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.

Types of Water Sport Accidents

There are several types of water sport accidents, including:

  • Parasailing
  • Boating
  • Yachting
  • Jet skiing
  • Water skiing
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling and spearfishing
  • Paddle Boarding and rafting

Any of these activities can result in:

  • Drowning injuries
  • Head, neck, and spine injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Back Injuries

Water Sports Accident Injury Claims

Maritime water sports law requires that all boat operators be licensed. This ensures that they have the training and experience to safely operate a watercraft in all weather conditions.

In a negligence water sport injury claim, we work on proving that the operator failed to exercise reasonable care in their duty to protect the victim from injury.

If the accident involved a small vessel or kayak, you may also be eligible to file a claim against the facility that rented the equipment if the facility failed to demonstrate their responsibility to ensure that they are leasing the equipment to trained, experienced, and skilled individuals. Additionally, if the facility does not provide safety equipment and an accident occurs, they may be held partially liable for your injuries and damages.

A water sport accident victim can file a maritime accident claim for current and future lost wages, current and future medical treatment including medications and travel costs to and from medically related appointments, and pain and suffering. If the victim dies, their family may be entitled to compensation for the mental trauma, emotional distress, and medical and funeral expenses of the deceased.

Choose the Best Lawyer

Attorney Michael P. D’Amico is an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate personal injury attorney who will fight to help you receive the maximum possible compensation. He will guide you through the legal process so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Call us as soon as possible at 203-824-2969 for a no cost initial consultation.

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