Boat accidents can occur in a variety of situations and settings. If you have been the victim of a boat accident, then you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our boat accident lawyers handle all boat accident cases at the low contingency fee of 29%.
Causes of Boat Accidents
A key factor to consider when trying to identify your options after a boat accident is what caused your injuries. The causes of the boat accident may include:
- Distracted boat operator
- Boat operator negligence
- Boat operator inexperience
- Drunk boat operator
- Boat operator on drugs
- Reckless boat operator
- Excessive speed of boat operator
- Improper lookout
- Collision with rocks and objects
- Unruly Passengers
- Overloading of Passengers
- Defective boat equipment & machinery
- Failing to yield to other boats
- Water skier accident
Depending on the cause of the accident, the best solution will vary. An accident that was caused by a defect in the boat will require filing suit against the manufacturer and distribute. On the other hand, an accident that took place on a friend's boat due to the actions of that individual will require seeking compensation from the individual and his insurance carrier.
Boat accident cases can be quite complex, and it is always prudent to retain a good boat accident lawyer to obtain compensation.
Boat accident compensation
After an accident that results in personal injuries on a boat, we will pursue money damages for your:
- Your injuries
- The medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
There are usually multiple avenues of recovery available, and you need to be careful about being offered a tiny nuisance settlement by one insurance company, and signing your rights away to full and complete compensation by all potential parties.
A boat accident lawyer understands the complex laws involved, and can work your case up so that you obtain the maximum recovery possible under all applicable law.
A boat accident lawyer will need to establish negligence in order for you to recover money damages.
Boat accident lawsuits have many components:
- Coast guard report
- Police report
- Expert report if mechanical failure
- Medical bills
- Doctors reports
- Photos of boat accident
- Photos of injuries
- Any other bills associated with the accident or treatment
- Proof of time away from work, such as a statement from an employer or documentation of time spent in the hospital
A boat lawyer will evaluate the documents and details that are provided during a consultation. At that time, you will learn your rights and be given details about what you can expect throughout the case.
Working with a boat accident lawyer is the best way to obtain maximum compensation under all applicable law. Although the specific details of your case may vary, one of our boat accident lawyers can help you get back on your feet, take care of your bills, and get you maximum money damages for your pain and suffering. It is not necessary to try handling the situation on your own; help is available after an accident.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
The Lassen Law Firm
1515 Market St #1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102