After being in a boating accident, you may suffer injuries and need proper representation in court. You can benefit from our assistance as a personal injury attorney. Whether your injuries were significant or minor, you have the right to file a lawsuit if someone else was negligent and responsible for the accident.
The nature of the accident will determine the extent of the injuries as well how and where you land. However, some common injuries associated with boating accidents are:
If another object collides with you, minor injuries may occur.
When being tossed about the cabin or thrown from the boat altogether, you could easily fracture a bone and require immediate medical attention.
Head trauma is common in most accident types. It is difficult to tell if you have suffered a concussion, making it necessary to receive a full examination after any boating accident.
As a personal injury attorney, we also represent the families of victims who lose the life of a loved one to a boating accident. Typically, close family members, such as spouses and children, can file a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased to receive compensation for lost wages and emotional trauma.
A lawsuit can be filed with the help of a personal injury attorney in our office. The caveat is that someone else needs to have been negligent or responsible for the actual accident. Negligence can be a result of actions from the captain, a fellow passenger or even the boat manufacturer. We will conduct an investigation to determine who contributed to the accident and ensure that each responsible party is named in the lawsuit.
Just be aware that there is a statute of limitations dictating how long a victim has to file a lawsuit after being injured. If you exceed the statute, the case will be thrown out of court without a verdict being rendered and you could end up getting nothing. This makes it in your best interest to call our office and speak with an attorney as quickly as possible.
It is possible to sue to have all medical bills paid for, both the ones that you are paying now and the expenses you are likely to accrue in the future. However, this is not all that you can sue for. You can also sue for things like the cost of:
In addition, a jury may award money for how injuries have impacted your life that is less tangible. For example, if you cannot exercise like before or play with your kids, there is no direct expense associated with this but your quality of life will have been reduced. Non-economic damages may be awarded to compensate for those losses.
Call our office to speak with a personal injury attorney, to have your rights protected and to move forward in filing a lawsuit.
NOTE: This is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.