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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 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.

  • $222,599 Automobile Injury

    Our client was waiting to merge onto MD 100. The Defendant was exiting MD 100 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the driver's side of client's vehicle. Client sustained a concussion and a Type 2 Slap tear of his left shoulder that required surgery.

  • $162,500 Automobile Injury caused by Negligent Service

    One day, our client was driving the company truck to service a call. As he headed down I-695, a tire suddenly flew off of a car traveling in the opposite direction. It hurled through the air and ultimately struck his windshield. As a result of the collision, our client sustained multiple personal injuriesincluding tinnitus. This tinnitus is permanent and continually interferes with his ability to sleep and concentrate.

  • $100,000 Automobile Injury caused by Negligent Service

    One day, our client went to get her oil changed and tires rotated. After the service was complete, she was driving down the street when her tire came off. This automotive failure caused new injuries and aggravated previous injuries.

  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $125,000 Drunk-Driver

    While intoxicated, the defendant lost control of his vehicle and traveled into the lane of oncoming traffic, striking our client's vehicle head on. Our client suffered injuries in his back and wrists. The wrist injury was persistent and required surgery.

  • $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.

  • $250,000 Head-On Collision

    The defendant's vehicle crossed the median into oncoming traffic. He struck our client's motorcycle head-on. Our client was severely injured.


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