FAQ: My family member drowned in a boating accident caused by someone’s carelessness. Can I sue that person?
Yes. If your family member is killed due to someone else’s negligence you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer immediately. There is a laundry list of things that should be done to preserve evidence and pursue your case. The initial shock and sadness of losing a family member is a heavy burden, youRead More
FAQ: Someone in another boat caused my injuries, but we didn’t actually collide with one another. Can I still hold that person responsible?
In some situations, yes. If someone causes your injuries, even if the boats do not collide, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. The question boils down to causation – specifically, was the other boat the proximate cause of your injuries? An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine theRead More
FAQ: From whom might I obtain compensation for my boating accident injuries?
There are a variety of potential parties that you may seek compensation from after a boating accident. Who, depends on a number of things, including but not limited to: the at fault party, the boat operator, the boat owner, the manufacturer of the boat, any companies who maintain or clean the boat, just to nameRead More
FAQ: What are the common causes of boat accidents?
The most common causes of boating accidents include operating your boat while intoxicated, negligent entrustment of boating vehicle to someone who is not properly trained in operating the craft, improperly supervising someone who is not trained to operate a boat and slip and falls on wet areas inside the boat from splashing or spilling.Read More
FAQ: Is my case hurt if I wasn’t wearing a personal flotation device?
Many times defense attorneys and claims handlers attempt to point the finger or shift blame on injury claims to minimize what they have to pay out in damages. This often takes shape when the other side contends that you were not doing something you could have done to protect yourself when the incident occurred, e.g.Read More
FAQ: Is seeking compensation for a boat accident different from seeking compensation for other types of accidents?
Not really. It is different in that you are seeking compensation for injuries caused by a boat accident instead of some other type of accident; however, the damages themselves are the same. You may seek to recover past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent impairment, disfigurement, and past and future lostRead More
FAQ: Should I work directly with the insurance companies after a boat accident?
The insurance company is never on your side. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, whether you were on a boat, in a car, on a plane or anywhere else, you should NEVER speak to the insurance company on your own. These insurance companies handle thousands of claims every year, you are atRead More
FAQ: What type of injuries usually happen in a boat accident?
They type of injuries you sustain in a boat accident, or a collision of any sort, whether it be a car accident or anything else will vary greatly. Every person is different and no two collisions are the same. Two people involved in the same boat accident will likely have two different injuries. Injury severityRead More
FAQ: What should I do if I was injured on a boat?
If you have been injured on a boat, you will likely need medical treatment. While this sounds obvious, it may be more difficult than you think to get the treatment you need. If you do not have health insurance, the medical costs may be too high to afford on your own. If you do haveRead More
FAQ: Is it worth getting a lawyer for a minor boat accident?
Many prospective clients always ask themselves, do I really need a lawyer for this? If you are seriously injured, the answer is yes. You will always fair better with a lawyer than without one. A lawyer puts you on equal footing with the insurance company. The insurance company adjuster handling your claim likely has yearsRead More