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Maritime Law (Boating Accidents)

McHenry County, Illinois, Maritime Law Attorneys

Accidents on navigable waters involve a special set of state and federal laws. Because of its complexity, only a small number of lawyers practice maritime law. Cases can involve a speedboat accident, a recreational vehicle accident that occurs on the water, a shipwreck or other accident on the high seas. At Balke & Williams, we have experience handling injury cases involving maritime law and can effectively protect your rights if you or someone you love has been in an accident on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River.

Lake Michigan and the Chicago River are considered navigable waters and involve federal maritime law. If you or someone you love has been injured, you need experienced advocacy to handle the complexities of your case. Contact us for a free consultation.

Navigable water: Lake Michigan and the Chicago River

Because Lake Michigan and the Chicago River are considered navigable water, any lawsuit involving an accident on these waters will incorporate maritime law. If you are involved in an accident on navigable water, you should seek the assistance of an experienced maritime law attorney. Contact us for more information or to discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced boating accident and maritime attorney.

We can assist in maritime and shipwreck accidents involving:

  • Boating, jet-ski or other recreational accidents
  • Shipyard accidents
  • Crewmember accidents
  • Military crew accidents
  • Tourist boating accidents
  • Sea accidents and shipwrecks

Contact Balke & Williams, for a free consultation with an experienced McHenry County, Illinois, maritime law lawyer. We take all of our cases on a contingency basis and will aggressively assert your rights to benefits and compensation.

Call our Crystal Lake Office at (815) 585-4080 or our Chicago office at (312) 986-8063 to discuss your workers' compensation or personal injury case.

Our Office Locations

Chicago Office
542 S. Dearborn
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 879-9536
Fax: (312) 986-8072
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Crystal Lake Office
330 W. Terra Cotta Avenue
Suite B
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Phone: (815) 585-4080
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Warrenville Office
4320 Winfield Road
Suite 200
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: (312) 879-9536
Fax: (312) 986-8072
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Balke & Williams, are located in Crystal Lake and Chicago and serve clients throughout McHenry County, Lake County and Cook County, including Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Waukegan, Grayslake, Arlington Heights and Highland Park, Illinois.

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