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Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys Obtaining Justice for Watercraft and Boat Accident Injuries

Approaching every case with aggressive negotiations and skilled litigation

The beaches and lakes in Mississippi offer an inviting environment for boating and watercraft recreation. From fishing boats on the Yazoo or Moon Lake, to jet skiing and parasailing in Biloxi and Gulfport thousands of residents and visitors take advantage of our beautiful coastlines. While these activities are supposed to be fun, it only takes a moment of recklessness to turn fun into danger and serious injury. When these injuries occur, the lawyers of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. are ready and able to seek justice on behalf of the victim.

With more than 200 years of collective legal experience, our highly capable Mississippi boat accident attorneys know how to effectively approach a watercraft or boating injury case. We have developed a reputation for excellence and believe that each client deserves an attorney with the skill and passion to get the results they need. If you or a loved one was injured in a watercraft or boating accident, trust the law firm with a team approach to personal injury representation.

Helping those injured in all types of watercraft and boating accidents

Inexperienced operation and faulty equipment are among the top causes of boating and watercraft accidents. Far too many individuals choose to operate watercraft without adequate training or a proper understanding of how best to safely maneuver the vessel. We help clients who sustained injuries because of:

  • Jet ski collisions with another watercraft
  • Swimmers struck by boats
  • Intoxicated boating accidents
  • Negligent boat operations
  • Improper boat maintenance
  • Defective boats or watercraft equipment

Fault for a watercraft accident may lie with numerous individuals, including the boat vessel operator, the owner or the manufacturer of the watercraft. At Merkel & Cocke, we thoroughly investigate your accident to determine the actual cause and identify all parties who contributed to your injuries.

Establishing a strong case for your boating and watercraft injuries

Boating and watercraft accidents can result in life-altering injuries. Quality representation for these serious accidents requires an understanding of boating laws and proper watercraft operation. Our legal team has spent decades helping people cope with such waterway injuries as:

Our dedicated lawyers understand the complexities of these cases and have developed a network of resources to develop strong arguments for maximum compensation.

Insurance companies will try to minimize their liability and offer a less than adequate settlement. We fight against these tactics with a comprehensive case strategy and exceptional negotiation skills. Our attorneys handle every case with a team approach, so clients get the benefit of our entire legal staff.  We stand out as a quality law firm within our community.

Call today to discuss your legal options after a Mississippi boat accident

If you were injured in a watercraft accident, contact the legal team of Merkel & Cocke. Our lawyers have a proven track record of success throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson and across the Gulf Coast region. We serve clients from our home office in Clarksdale, where we also handle watercraft accident cases occurring in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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