Delaware River Boat and Maritime Accident Attorneys

Representing Boat Owners, Marinas and Other Defendants in Maritime Matters

Boating, jet ski, and other maritime accidents on lakes and rivers—such as the Cooper River, Delaware River, Oswego River, Toms River, Manasquan River, Mullica River, Barnegat Bay, Great Egg Harbor, and the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers—are governed by a complex set of rules known as the Inland Rules. To defend yourself or your company in a maritime accident injury claim, you need a lawyer with a deep understanding of how the nautical rules of the road address navigational or operational errors, someone who has protected the rights of defendants in maritime claims, and plaintiffs in boating fire losses…with more than twenty-five years of maritime experience as a Captain in the United States Navy, and more than forty years of admiralty and marine litigation experience, Tim Annin is the person to call on for any type of claim related to watercraft of all sizes and in all waters.

To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns, contact us online or call CraigAnninBaxter Law at 856-208-4243.

Your case is important to you…it’s important to us, too.

Our Representation in Boating and Maritime Claims

For maritime matters seaward of the line of demarcation, we have a comprehensive understanding of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (the COLREGs), the “rules of the road” for maritime traffic. A separate set of inland rules controls all other navigable waters. When representing you or your insureds, we will work with electrical engineers, marine surveyors, medical experts, cause and origin experts, and other professionals to put together the most compelling case. We have the extensive resources needed to fully investigate the facts and circumstances of a maritime or boat accident, to gather and preserve all evidence, and to advocate for you in court. We represent parties who are insured or uninsured.

We also represent boat owners, marinas and marina owners as plaintiffs in cases involving property damage or loss, including situations where there are marina or vessel fires caused by someone else’s negligence.

Boat Accidents in New Jersey and Pure Comparative Negligence

In maritime accidents, the United States Code requirement of pure comparative negligence controls. This means an injured party is eligible to recover damages, minus the percentage of their fault, regardless of how much fault is assigned to them. If Smith suffers $100,000 in losses but is found to be 80% at fault, Smith is still eligible to recover $20,000 in compensation. The implications of pure comparative negligence are significant for both the insured and the insurer.

Contact Our Office

To arrange a meeting to discuss your rights and options, contact our office online or call us at 856-795-2220.


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CraigAnninBaxter Law
41 Grove Street
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Telephone: 856-795-2220
Fax: 856-429-1060



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