Enjoying a day out on the boat with friends can quickly take a turn. The last thing anyone wants to occur is to face injuries that have a serious impact on your life. There are a number of reasons for boating accidents to occur and as a result, victims stand to face severe injuries. In the aftermath of the accident, you will likely consider pursuing a personal injury claim for the damages you have suffered. That’s where a lawyer comes in. They can assist by gathering information to support your accident claim and protecting your interests to the fullest extent.

Reasons Boating Accidents Occur

When the warmer months arrive, many people head out to the water by going out on their boats. Unfortunately, every day, people behave irresponsibly on the water, this is incredibly dangerous for not only themselves but others they encounter. There are a number of ways boating accidents may occur:

  • Failure to Notice Hazards
  • Operator Error
  • Impaired Driver
  • Driving at Unsafe Speeds
  • Inclement Weather

As a result of a boating accident, it’s possible to sustain injuries that can be life changing. Common boating injuries may include:

  • Brain Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Electrocution
  • Falling Overboard
  • Accidents Involving Propellers
  • Being Run Over by a Boat

You may be unclear as to how best to pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. We can help to provide you with guidance when faced with a boating accident. 

Proving Damages

Personal injury cases can be difficult to face without legal representation. A lawyer can represent you and ensure that a case has been built to prove that you are entitled to damages from the boating accident. Damages from a boating accident may include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Property Damage
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages

Proving that you have suffered damages will require that you are able to present evidence to support your claim. The stronger the evidence the better chance you may have at obtaining the compensation you deserve. Evidence to support your claim can include:

  • Eyewitness Statements
  • Medical Expenses
  • Videos of the Accident
  • Photographs of Injuries
  • Accident Reports

By gathering the appropriate evidence, we can assist you in building your case, valuing your claim and negotiating with the insurance companies. 

Hiring a Boat Accident Lawyer

Hiring a boat accident lawyer has the ability to provide accident victims with a sense of relief when facing a personal injury case. Managing insurance companies and the opposing counsel in the wake of an accident can feel intimidating. Chances are you have probably never endured a personal injury claims process before, which could leave you feeling in the dark about how best to move forward. Your attorney can represent you by:

  • Helping to ensure you understand your rights and keeping them at the forefront of the case 
  • Educate you regarding the process that lies ahead
  • Assisting you in gathering the appropriate evidence to help prove your claim
  • Negotiating with lawyers and insurance companies in efforts to maximize your offer
  • Strategize in the event your case must face the courtroom
  • Review all evidence and interview witnesses from the accident

Has your life recently been turned upside down due to a boating accident? Facing the consequences of an accident that was the result of another’s negligent actions can be incredibly frustrating. You can take charge of the damages you face by contacting a law firm as soon as possible. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner they can take the lead in helping you to resolve your boating accident claim. 


Source: Middletown, NJ Personal Injury Attorney, Rispoli & Borneo, P.C.