San Francisco, CA asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime for California

Q: I was in a boat fire where my friend & I were severely burned. It was almost 2 years ago and I need to find a lawyer.

My friend and I were in a boat fire on another friend's boat. We were intubated and we're in a coma for a little while. I still have permanent scars & cognitive dysfunction because of this. I need a lawyer to help me file a claim for damages, medical bills as soon as possible.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm sorry for your injuries from this terrible boat fire. I agree with Mr. Webb and Mr. Gribow - you need to act immediately. There will be a number of issues for your attorney to sort out quickly. If this boating accident occurred on navigable waters, it could introduce unique issues of maritime law that do not arise in most land-based accidents. An experienced boating accident attorney could explain these to you in greater detail, but the legal theories involved are not important now. What IS important now is to move quickly in contacting attorneys without further delay. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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