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Recreational Maritime Law

Boston Recreational Maritime Law Lawyers

If you have been injured in a recreational boat accident, you will have some choices about who you turn to for legal help. The Boston area has numerous personal injury litigation firms who will say that they can help you get maximum compensation for your injuries. The truth is, though, most personal injury attorneys don't understand the nuances involved in accidents that take place on the water.

Admiralty and maritime law isn't like land-based common law. Your attorney's experience will make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim. It makes sense to hire a trial lawyer with broad experience and skill in maritime litigation.

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THE KAPLAN/BOND GROUP is one of the nation's prominent personal injury trial law firms representing clients injured in recreational boating and ship accidents. We are the law firm professional seamen turn to when they suffer an injury at sea.

We apply our experience to help individuals recover damages for injuries and wrongful death claims resulting from accidents on board any type of vessel, including:

  • Ferry boats
  • Water taxis
  • Whale watching vessels
  • Recreational boats, jet skis and personal watercraft
  • Harbor cruises
  • Charter fishing boats
  • Sailboats and yachts

Personal Injury Experience at the Highest Levels of the Courts

We have a successful record of verdicts and settlements against many of the largest corporations and insurance companies in the nation. Our trial attorneys are well-trained in all aspects of litigation, particularly in legal areas involving recreational boating in our local harbors and waterways.

Attorneys not familiar with admiralty, maritime and recreational boating law often miss important deadlines for filing under specific requirements of maritime law. We know the requirements for filing and discovery of evidence. It's just one important area our experience makes a difference.

We are aggressive and well-respected in the legal community. Our reputation for excellence serves our clients well in courts at every level. Most recently, our representation of an injured seaman led to another major victory in the United States Supreme Court: Stewart v. Dutra Const. Co., 543 U.S. 481 (2005).

Call us toll free at (617) 261-0080 or contact our offices by e-mail to arrange a free consultation. From our offices in Boston, we represent clients in communities throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New England.

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Stewart v. Dutra Landmark Case Our most recent landmark victory was achieved before the United States Supreme Court in the case of Stewart v. Dutra Const. Co. The ruling we achieved changed the law and expanded the rights of injured seamen nationwide.

Convincing Hi-Tech Presentations
We’re not merely on the cutting edge of multimedia trial advocacy – we forge it. Our multimedia approach to trial advocacy goes far beyond a picture being worth a thousand words. Our presentation techniques incorporate the use of 3D animation, “60-minute” style witness interviews, and meticulous legal writing to hit hard and severely diminish the insurance companies’ ability to defend against the truth. We have been complimented by judges, adversaries, and even the insurance adjusters that run the defense leading to favorable results and courtroom victories.

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21 Merchants Row - Suite 3A
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 261-0080
Fax: (617) 261-1558