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Award-Winning Houston Boating Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a boating accident, contact our dedicated Houston boating accident attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP for a free, confidential consultation.

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

  • Hundreds of Cases Won in Excess of $1 Billion

  • Help With All Types of Boating Accidents

  • A Track Record of Success

  • Only Pay If You Win

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    At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, our Houston boating accident attorneys have decades of experience handling these complex claims. We have helped clients nationwide, including Houston, Dallas, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Louisiana, and beyond, who suffered serious injuries as a result of boating accidents recover compensation for their losses. This includes lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Reach out to us for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights with a dedicated Houston boating accident attorney before they are jeopardized by a corporation, employer, or insurance company. Common boating accident injuries include:

    • Pleasure craft accidents;
    • Products liability;
    • Ship collisions and allisions; and
    • Cruise ship accidents.

    Pleasure Craft Accidents

    A pleasure craft is a recreational or sportsman’s boat or other floating transport vehicle. They are typically motorized but include certain sailing vessels. These watercraft are often used on lakes, ponds, or rivers. Unfortunately, a weekend at the lake sometimes turns into tragedy. In 2018, recreational boating accidents accounted for 633 deaths, 2,511 injuries, and approximately $46 million dollars in property damage. Most, if not all, of these accidents were preventable. Many times, accidents involving pleasure craft occur because of a product defect or the negligence of another person or company. In such cases, the injured persons and their families may be entitled to compensation from the product manufacturer or responsible party and should consider speaking with a reliable Houston maritime lawyer to learn more. According to the United States Coast Guard, common reportable boating accidents include:

    • Grounding, capsizing, sinking, or flooding/swamping
    • Falls in or overboard from a vessel
    • Persons ejected from a vessel
    • Fires or explosions that occur while underway and while anchored, moored, or docked if the fire resulted from the vessel or vessel equipment
    • Water-skiing accidents or other mishaps involving towable devices
    • Collision with another vessel or object
    • Striking a submerged object
    • A person struck by a vessel, propeller, propulsion unit, or steering machinery
    • Carbon monoxide exposure
    • Electrocution due to stray current related to a vessel
    • Casualties while swimming from a vessel that is not anchored, moored, or docked.
    • Casualties where natural causes served as a contributing factor in the death of an individual but the determined cause of death was drowning
    • Casualties from natural phenomena such as interaction with marine life (i.e. leaping sturgeon causes casualty to person) and interaction with nature (i.e. mountainside falls onto vessel causing casualties).
    • Casualties where a person falls off an anchored vessel
    • Casualties that result when a person departs an anchored, disabled vessel to make repairs, such as unfolding an anchor or cleaning out the intake of a jet-propelled vessel.

    If your loved one has been tragically killed in a pleasure craft accident, our top-rated Houston boating accident attorney at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can help.

    Boating Product Liability

    Every year, numerous pleasure craft products are sold that have dangerous designs, manufacturing, or warnings. Recent examples can be found here. These defects involve things like throttle and shift control, ventilation, labeling, fuel systems, exhaust systems, electrical issues, and safety lighting. Because product defect accidents are so catastrophic, injured parties and their families are often entitled to bring strict “product liability” claims that require a lower burden of proof.

    Ship Collisions & Allisions

    A collision is when two moving vessels strike each other. An allision is similar but refers to a collision where one of the two vessels is stationary. A collision or allision can result in chemical spills, property damage, and personal injuries. These claims are serious and often require a Houston boating accident lawyer who handles maritime cases. If you believe you may have such a claim, please contact us as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.

    Cruise Ship Accidents

    Sadly, many family cruise ship vacations have been tragically ruined when cruise ship companies cut corners on safety to maximize profit. The result can be unnecessary illness, cruise ship injuries, or even death. These cases are serious and may involve thorny jurisdiction and liability issues.

    Contact A Boating Accident Attorney Today

    If you or a loved one has been injured or tragically killed in connection with a boating or maritime incident, the Houston boating accident attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can help. Our reputable lawyers have years of experience in handling boating accident claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you recover the damages you deserve. Please call us at (800) 489-2216 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.

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    I was a client for 2.5 years after a car accident in 2019 and represented by Patrick McGinnis. He was knowledgable, compassionate, and level headed.His assisting paralegal, Ramona Anaya, was reliable, knowledgable, and kind in all our interactions.They went above and beyond to help me navigate everything that unfolded after my car accident. They were able to secure a favorable settlement before trial.I’m very happy to have had Morrow&Sheppard Firm represent me.
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    After a car accident last year I went to Morrow & Sheppard for assistance. Jose and Chris were exceptionally accommodating and handled my case with professionalism. They're primary concern was my well being and they went above and beyond to ensure I would receive the best settlement possible. A very efficient and dedicated team!
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    Susan L.
    I've been in the legal field for a while now and not only do I know John Sheppard & Nick Morrow, I have attorney friends that have worked with them throughout the years. This is a great firm and great people that work at Morrow & Sheppard. I have been reading the reviews on here and it makes me happy to see that their clients think as highly of them as I do.
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    Dale S.
    I was injured and my business closed down due to an accident in 2016. Daniel Sheppard became my greatest asset. He hired professional experts for their views and opinions as well as conducting numerous depositions. Daniel is hard working and no nonsense when handling your case. Daniel keeps you informed on what's going on and what to expect. I'm from Louisiana and my case was in Texas. Daniel Sheppard worked alone side my other attorney Yuri Beck, and the both of them did a fantastic job representing me and settling my case. Daniel Sheppard of Morrow & Sheppard in Texas and Yuri Beck of Hunter & Beck in Louisiana are my lawyers for LIFE.
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    Rosie E.
    Nick Morrow and John Sheppard were the lead attorneys on my case to hold an apartment complex with inadequate security responsible for the death of my son. The two of them were focused and determined to represent me and my son's children with tenacity. As the case continued over time, it became apparent that we were not merely clients that were a means to a financial end to them but people who had experienced a life changing and devastating loss. They realized that as a result of our loss, there needed to be accountability that could only be obtained through legal actions. Throughout the legal process, Nick Morrow and John Sheppard were not only professional and transparent but also compassionate and empathetic as they lead us through the difficult and sometimes confusing legal maze. Every person in their office that was involved with our case exemplified an extension of the genuine concern that began with attorneys Morrow and Sheppard. I have and will continue to recommend this firm to individuals who find themselves in need of legal representation.
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    Don D.
    The legal team at Morrow and Shepherd worked hard to help me win my case where a motorist who caused the accident changed her story and lied about the accident. A previous attorney kept telling me that I would probably have to pay some of the medical costs out of my own pocket.Daniel, my attorney, assured me that he would it is best to make sure this did not happen and that he would fight to get me the best compensation possible. He was true to his word.I'm happy with their work, happy with the compensation and would definitely use them again.The Legal Assistant, Chris, was always professional, friendly and polite and a pleasure to work with.A big thanks to the team!Don
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    Jeff N.
    Nick and his group have helped where they can and are working hard to get a resolution to my injuries. I spoke with 4 different law firms prior to choosing Morrow & Sheppard LLP.ThanksJeff
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    Elizabeth Swanson V.
    I was referred to Daniel Sheppard because of a car accident I had been in. I was very impressed with how he told me about the process of how things worked and the things to expect. He was very forth coming and always supportive. The experience was a positive one and ended on a great note! I highly recommend him.Elizabeth Varon
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    Christine E.
    Before I engaged John Sheppard, I was concerned that I might lose my case. However, John came onboard, turned things around, and set me on a good course to win. He got up to speed quickly on the facts and determined exactly what we needed to do. He is great at strategy, filing discovery and other motions, and arguing before the court. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. If you need legal help in a personal injury action, commercial law or whatever, hire him immediately! He is a pleasure to work with, will thoroughly explain all to you in a manner you can understand, and will get you the best possible outcome. A+++
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    III 4.
    Nick Morrow is a GREAT lawyer that really knows his job. He made me feel comfortable about hiring him to handle my case. He’s trustworthy and very compassionate about his work. His staff is awesome also, everyone was nice and friendly to me when I visited the office. The settlement I received exceeded my expectations, it was four times what I expected. I would highly recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone needing legal representation. Thanks again Nick!!
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