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 lost earnings among other types of damages. These damages are available to anyone who is injured by another person’s negligence, regardless of the type of collision. In addition, if the injury was caused by gross negligence, you may be able to seek exemplary damages, often called punitive damages, from the at-fault party.