If you have suffered injuries or other damages caused by a negligent boater, turn to George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. Our firm will pursue fair compensation on your behalf as we help you wade through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
With the help of our Hilton Head Island boat accident attorneys, you can focus on getting your life back on track while we build your case and fight to earn you compensation that covers your damages. We will review your case for free, help you understand your legal options, and fight to recover your fair compensation.
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Fighting for Compensation from Your Boat Accident
Our Hilton Head Island boat accident lawyers can help you determine a fair value for your claim. To do so, we will need to access evidence of your damages, losses, and out-of-pocket expenses. Without a full investigation into your boat accident, we will have a difficult time assessing the compensation you deserve.
Typically, damages will be broken down into economic and non-economic categories. Here are a variety of common damages that our law firm considers for accident claims:
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Additional accident-related costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Additional emotional damages
If a member of your family was killed in a boat accident in South Carolina, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can also help you file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. These expenses may include damages to pay for a funeral, cremation, personal losses, and more.
Once your lawyer has obtained evidence of your damages, losses, and expenses, we can begin to monetize them to determine the total and fair value for your claim. From here, we can begin to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
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Investigating Liability and Negligence From Boat Accidents
In order to hold the opposing party responsible for your boat accident and the costs associated with it, we will need to prove liability during an insurance claim and potentially during a personal injury lawsuit.
As stated by the American Bar Association (ABA), “A person is liable if he or she was negligent in causing the accident.” Furthermore, ABA suggests that the other party’s “liability stems from careless or thoughtless conduct or a failure to act when a reasonable person would have acted.”
Thus, once we prove negligence existed in causing your boat accident, we can simultaneously prove that the opposing party was liable. There are also several elements that we must prove to establish negligence against them.
The four elements of negligence include:
- Existence of a legal duty of care
- The other party breached that duty of care
- You suffered damages
- Proof that the other party’s breach of care caused your damages
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What We Will Do for You in Your Boat Accident Case
When beginning your claim with us, we will begin to serve you by handling all communications with the insurance companies related to your case. This will take place after you have initially contacted your own personal watercraft insurance company to begin a claim.
From here, your boat accident lawyer on Hilton Head Island will communicate with the insurance companies so we can work towards earning you a fair settlement. Likely, the insurance companies may try and submit a settlement offer that is well below the value of your monetized damages.
When this happens, your lawyer will continue to fight for fair compensation, even if that means filing a lawsuit. If out-of-court negotiations do not lead to a successful outcome for your claim, we will file your claim in court via a personal injury lawsuit.
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Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Today to Learn More
Whether we handle your negotiations out-of-court with insurance companies or in-court during a personal injury lawsuit, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will be fighting for fair compensation on your behalf. Our law firm will review your case for free.
Once we have conducted your free consultation, we can begin to build your case and fight for justice for you. To begin a free consultation with a boat accident lawyer on Hilton Head Island at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, call us today or fill out our online contact form.
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