While people outside of Illinois may not think of the Prairie State as a particularly maritime part of the country, there’s actually a significant boating culture here. Boating is a great way to learn new skills, test your mettle against nature, or just unplug and unwind on the water. We like to think that boating is a fairly safe activity. However, that thin veneer of safety can quickly disappear when you’re injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Attorney Ehsan Eftekhari is a personal injury lawyer with experience handling boating accident claims in the Lake County, IL area. He can also help if you need a lawyer to sue someone who injured you while boating under the influence.
Attorney Eftekhari is a competent, experienced professional who can help clients in any of these communities:
When you’re operating a watercraft, there are numerous ways that Murphy’s Law can ruin your day. That can include situations like crashing into another watercraft or defects causing issues for your vessel. These situations can lead to serious issues like:
Like car collision cases, boating accidents may sometimes fall under the category of personal injury law. These regulations are a complex and technical web combining aspects of tort law with local, state, and federal rules. As with every personal injury case, an attorney needs to establish two main factors that decide the outcome boating accident lawsuit. These two components are fault and negligence.
First, a lawyer needs to prove that the defendant is at fault in the situation. This means that their actions directly resulted in causing the accident. In Illinois, more than one party may be at fault for a situation. If you are more than 50 percent responsible for an accident, you can’t file a personal injury claim.
An attorney’s next job is to prove negligence. To do so, they’ll need to establish that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain way in your situation. Then, they need to show that the defendant didn’t exercise this duty. By neglecting to do so, their actions must have directly caused your injury.
While pirates sailed the high seas drinking rum for centuries, boating under the influence is a serious crime in today’s waters. Boating under the influence laws functions similarly to drunk driving laws in Illinois. A person is guilty of a BUI if they operate a watercraft with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. Also, if the operator of a watercraft is noticeably impaired by drugs like cannabis, they may be charged with a BUI.
If you were injured in an accident with a drunk boater, there’s no time to waste. Attorney Eftekhari has 20 years of experience pursuing boaters operating under the influence for financial restitution to correct the damage they’ve done.
For a professional, reliable, and competent attorney with the experience, you need to help your boating accident case, call attorney Eftekhari. Find out why clients in the Lake County, IL area have chosen him as their lawyer for boating injuries for more than two decades. He’s a hardworking attorney who is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, he speaks seven languages including:
If you need an attorney that you can trust to take up your case, don’t wait. Call the Eftekhari Law Offices today to schedule your free consultation.
If you recently received an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably grappling with a few different emotions. You’re likely confused about how to proceed. Personal injury law is a technical field of legal practice, and only an experienced lawyer can navigate the process correctly.
The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. Eftekhari Law Offices looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and Eftekhari Law Offices.