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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
  • $250,000 Boating Injury

    Our client was a passenger on a boat that crashed into a seawall at night. The collision caused severe injuries to our client. We obtained a policy limits award of $250,000.00.

  • $872,354 Head-On Collision

    Our client's vehicle was struck head on when another driver crossed the center line and came into incoming traffic. The force of the impact caused serious head trauma to our client, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The insurance company settled after a complaint was filed and awarded our client $872,354.

  • $400,000 Pedestrian Injury

    Our client was working traffic control, directing traffic due to road construction, when a driver failed to obey the stop signal and struck him. The impact caused a severe, painful, and permanent injury to his leg. After a full trial, a jury awarded our client $400,000.

  • $250,000 Police Misconduct & Excessive Force

    Defendant police officers violated several of our client's constitutional rights by committing acts of excessive force, police misconduct, false imprisonment, and improper supervision. In the end PG County settled after a complaint was filed and awarded our client $250,000.

  • $650,000 Rear-End Collision

    Our client's vehicle was stopped for traffic when a bus rear-ended a car behind her in traffic- causing two other cars to rear end one another and subsequently rear-end her. Our client suffered serious debilitating injuries to her body- causing an inability to work. In the end our client received a settlement of $650,000.


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