If you or a loved one were injured in a personal or commercial watercraft accident, you may be suffering from physical and emotional pain, as well as financial losses from lost pay and medical bills.
If you are considering legal representation for your case, contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. Call our law firm today to discuss your case and ask your questions about your potential for a settlement. We can fight for your right to seek compensation.
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Common Forms of Boating Accident Cases
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, boating accidents often occur as a result of operator inattention or other careless actions. Many boating accidents involve some element of negligence, which your lawyer can analyze to help build your case. It’s possible that your boat accident occurred because the operator was intoxicated, lacked experience, or was not paying attention to their surroundings.
Common boat accident cases include:
- Operating a boat in inclement weather
- Failure to notice another boat
- Operating the boat while distracted
- Excessive speed
- Defective or damaged part
- Operating the boat under the influence
- Careless or reckless driving
Our law firm can investigate all the factors that led to your boat accident. We can work to determine how the crash occurred and how the at-fault party’s negligence led to your injuries.
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Our Personal Injury Legal Services
When seeking legal representation for a boat accident claim, it is important to work with an attorney that has previously worked with these types of cases. Boat accident cases can involve working with insurance companies as well as navigating applicable South Carolina personal injury laws. Your attorney can speak with you more about any insurance processes or local laws that may apply to your case.
Our legal services include the following:
Navigating the legal system in South Carolina can be complicated if you have never filed a lawsuit. Our attorneys can guide you through the process and help you avoid common pitfalls that could delay or compromise your claim.
A Thorough Investigation
During our investigation, we can work to establish who is at fault for the accident, how the accident led to your injuries, and what losses may be part of the value of your personal injury claim. We may obtain evidence such as medical records, accident reports, eyewitness statements, expert testimony, or video footage to build your case.
Handle All Communications
We handle correspondence with all parties involved. This may include contacting the insurance company, defense attorneys, law enforcement, eyewitnesses, physicians, or any other parties that are involved in the case. Our lawyers can speak on your behalf so that you do not have to speak with these parties yourself.
We can coordinate your settlement and fight for fair compensation from the at-fault party or their insurance company. If the insurance company does not wish to settle, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to court. Our law firm is prepared to handle your entire case from start to finish.
If you were in an accident and sustained injuries as a result, our legal team can handle your case on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
What Your Boat Accident Case Can Be Worth
Our law firm can assess your damages to determine the total amount of your losses and what your case is worth. We can establish a value based on medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Common damages in a boat accident case include the following:
Total Lost Income
A boat accident may put you out of work for several months so that you can heal from your injuries. As a result, you may be facing the loss of thousands of dollars in pay. In calculating total lost income, you may also be able to include other forms of income, such as lost bonuses, tips, or health benefits. We can communicate with your employer to establish a detailed account of how much total income you lost.
Pain and Suffering
If you were severely injured in the accident, you may suffer from substantial pain for several weeks. This can lead to emotional injuries such as clinical anxiety or depression. If you experience physical or emotional distress, you may be able to factor these costs into your personal injury claim.
Loss of Consortium
Severe injuries can affect the family of the victim as much as the victim. For instance, you may not be able to provide companionship for your spouse or parental support for your children. This is known as loss of consortium. If this applies to you, we can assess this type of loss and analyze how it may factor into your claim.
Unfortunately, boating accidents can end in the difficult loss of a loved one. If you lost a loved one in a boating accident, your family has the right to seek a recovery of your financial and personal losses. You may be able to claim pre-death medical bills, pain and suffering of the victims, lost family income, or funeral expenses.
We can help you determine what your case is worth. You may be able to claim a settlement that reflects the range of your losses. Let our attorneys review your case, calculate your losses, and negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer.
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Get Started With Your Boat Accident Case Today
Contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today. Let us help you get started with your case. Call us for a free case review from a boat accident lawyer in Port Royal.