Knowledgeable Aviation and Maritime Law Attorneys in Virginia
Personal injury and wrongful death recovery in boating, plane and helicopter accidents
The Law Office of Jeremiah A. Denton III was founded in 1980 to help victims and their families recover compensation for serious injuries and deaths resulting from plane, helicopter and boating accidents. Maritime and aviation crash recovery involves complex legal issues that often span various jurisdictions and investigating agencies. Our team is able to handle the most challenging personal injury and wrongful death cases in the maritime and aviation arenas.
Boating accidents in Virginia
Virginia’s coasts and waterways are some of the prettiest in the world. Our pristine beaches provide enjoyment and recreation to families and enthusiasts who enjoy swimming, boating and water sports. Unfortunately, some boaters do not obtain the necessary training to operate their vessels safely. Others drink heavily or drive carelessly. These reckless and inexperienced boaters cause hundreds of injuries to other boaters, swimmers, water skiers, kite boarders, surfers, paddle boarders and kayakers in Virginia every year.
Federal and state laws govern operation of sailboats, motorboats, personal watercraft and commercial vessels on coastal waters. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regulates boating within the state — including speed limits, minimum age requirements, equipment, safe practices and enforcement. Our civil litigation attorneys are familiar with the complex maritime and personal injury laws that apply to accidents involving water vessels. In addition to suing negligent boaters, we consider whether a boat rental vendor or an equipment manufacturer contributed to your injuries or your loved one’s fatality.
Virginia aviation crashes
Attorney and law firm founder Jeremiah A. Denton III was a helicopter pilot who fought in the Vietnam War. He started his career in 1977 as an aviation litigation lawyer and has represented helicopter and plane crash victims and their families for the past 35 years. His extensive knowledge about aviation laws, aircraft engineering, and pilot training and duties is a vital factor in our personal injury litigation successes.
Our team is skilled at reading the Federal Aviation Administration accident reports involving commercial and personal aircraft. We also conduct our own thorough investigations into the legal issues surrounding catastrophic and fatal plane and helicopter crashes to collect evidence used to prove fault in cases involving pilot error, equipment malfunction, air traffic controller negligence and inadequate runway and ground support.
Learn more about aviation and maritime laws from our Virginia personal injury lawyers
To recover compensation for your injuries or the loss of your loved one involved in a boat, plane or helicopter accident, call The Law Office of Jeremiah A. Denton III at 757-215-4818 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.