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Boating Accidents

Laurel Boating Accident Attorneys

Providing You with Compassionate Yet Competent Representation

At the time this page was written, we reflected soberly on eight recent boating deaths on river waters near the law offices of McGowan & Cecil, LLC. While we can always hope that there will be no more boating deaths in this area, we know from experience that we are likely to continue to hear of boating accidents.

Our Laurel personal injury lawyers extend sympathy to affected family members, but we also have more than sympathy to offer. We have developed and cultivated a highly effective process for pursuing maximum available compensation for people injured in serious accidents such as boating accidents.

Reach out to our firm at (301) 761-2007 for a free consultation. You can be sure that your case will be handled with the highest level of compassion and respect.

Alcohol & Boating Accidents in Maryland

Boating accident cases have some similarities to other types of accidents involving motorized vehicles on land. For one thing, it seems that drinking while boating is often a factor. Injuries tend to be very serious. There are often liability issues to straighten out when two boats or a boat and a jet ski are involved.

The Jones Act May Apply

Boating accidents are also unique in that the Jones Act may apply when a boating accident occurs on a "navigable waterway" such as a river, bay or ocean (not a pond). Through the application of maritime law, we seek to maximize compensation for our clients who have been hurt in boating accidents.

We do hope that you will contact our Laurel boating accident lawyers in time to allow us to take action to preserve the evidence such as the boat itself. A detailed investigation into the causes of a boating accident is sure to have an effect on the final outcome.

Contact McGowan & Cecil, LLC After A Boat Accident Death Or Injury

Boating deaths and boating injuries should be preventable through application of good sense and judgment by boaters. Unfortunately, factors such as alcohol and speed often contribute to collisions. Contact us to learn how our attorneys can apply maritime law and the Jones Act as we pursue maximum available compensation for your family or for the injured boater.

We can get started with a free consultation when you call our boating accident attorneys in Laurel at (301) 761-2007.

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Client Victories

Exceptional Service & Proven Results
  • $90,000 Injury due to Negligent Upkeep

    Due to defective maintenance, there was a large gap in a parking lot surface. As our client rolled over it, the gap caused her wheelchair to tip over. She fell face first to the ground.

  • $ 90,000 Automobile Injury

    Our client was stopped for traffic on 495 when she was rear-ended by a commerical truck. The client sustained permanent thoracic and lumbar strains with L2-L5 disk bulges/protrusions.

  • $89,500 Reckless Driving

    The defendant exited a parking lot and came across several lanes of traffic, striking our client's vehicle. The force of the impact caused our client muscle spasms, lumbar sprains, and lumbar fractures.

  • $600,000 Wrongful Death

    The Defendant property owner failed to inspect, repair, and maintain the premises of a house for rent. Unattended repairs included electrical defects, and these defects ultimately started a fire.

  • $572,448.40 High-Speed Collision

    Our client was rear-ended at a high speed while sitting in traffic. In the aftermath, she was unable to exit on her own and she had to be extricated from her vehicle. She had also hit her head on the inside of the vehicle. As a result, she suffered from traumatic brain injuries.

  • $500,000 Slip and Fall

    Our client was walking into the break room at work when she slipped on a wet floor. The floor had recently been mopped, but no signs were erected to warn her or others. Her injuries included both back surgeries and two knee replacements.

  • $490,000 Convenience Store Injury

    A case of water fell off of the shelf onto our client's head while she was shopping. Our client suffers from permanent head, shoulder, and vision injuries as a result.

  • $371,000 Workplace Injury

    Our client was working on some pipes when suddenly pressurized water blew off the metal cap and bolts. The metal pieces struck him in the leg with great force, and he sustained a fractured tibia. The fracture required plate and screw surgery and due to the injury our client was not able to work at his previous level.

  • $2,000,000 Drunk-Driver

    Our client was the passenger in the car when the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Our client was very badly injured and had to have his foot and two fingers amputated.

  • $1,750,000 Police Misconduct & Excessive Force

    Our client was on the way to visit his sister when a police officer shot him in the back.


Why McGowan & Cecil?

  • Our attorneys possess more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
  • We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
  • Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
  • We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on individual cases.
  • We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.

Client Testimonials

We Put Our Clients First
  • “If you are looking for a powerful and well-connected personal injury attorney, first consult McGowan and Cecil and you won’t need to look any further. They are exceptionally skilled in handling traumatic and life altering personal injury cases.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am beyond pleased with how Attorney Scott Stengel handled my case. From our the first conversation he made me feel comfortable with his knowledge in law and I felt like my case was a priority.”

    - Arlondria
  • “If you are looking for a lawyer that is going to be up front and honest and truly give it their all then Scott is the man. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case that you may have.”

    - Ciara