If you are a driver, you are expected to be fully familiar with traffic laws. On the water, there is a totally different set of rules. At the law office of Scott M. Donaldson, P.S., we are experienced handling cases involving serious watercraft and jet ski accidents.
Our law firm is located in downtown Kenmore on the north end of Lake Washington. We regularly handle boating collision and other accident cases on Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, Lake Goodwin, Lake Samish, and Lake Whatcom. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious or fatal accident, contact us today to speak with an experienced, knowledgeable boating accident lawyer.
Attorney Donaldson has over 25 years experience handling serious motor vehicle and boating accident cases. He also grew up boating and has over 35 years experience on the water piloting jet skis, personal watercraft, and boats up to 40 feet. We have represented injured clients and the families of fatal boating accidents involving:
These cases require in-depth and extensive investigation. We work with experts and accident reconstructionists to determine whether negligence was involved by one or both drivers. We will investigate whether drinking was involved by the other boater or jet ski driver. We also have experience handling cases where liability is unclear, such as in questions of permissible use of the boat or jet ski.
In Washington, it is legal to drive a watercraft at the age of 14. This can pose some dangerous situations, especially when there are many people on the water. Busy holiday weekends, especially when alcohol is involved, have the potential to end in tragedy when boaters are not careful.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, we can help you get the recovery you deserve. We work diligently to achieve the maximum settlement for clients, including medical costs, lost wages, injuries, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses. We also advocate for recovery for loss of consortium on behalf of the families of fatal boating accident victims.