If you were injured in a boating accident it can be difficult to obtain the right medical treatment while fighting for the compensation you deserve through a boat accident settlement. When it comes to boat accident settlements, a local boating accident attorney can help you navigate your claim and negotiate a full and fair boating injury settlement that covers all of your damages. When a boating accident causes debilitating injuries, an experienced injury lawyer will have the skills to handle the plaintiff’s personal injury case from interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, negotiation, and pre-litigation to court trial if necessary.
What is a Boating Injury Claim?
A boating injury personal injury claim is a legal process initiated by an individual who has suffered harm while participating in a boating activity due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. Boating accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to more severe outcomes such as broken bones, head injuries, or even fatalities. When such incidents occur, the injured party has the right to seek compensation for their losses.
To pursue a boating injury personal injury claim, one must establish that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or failure to adhere to safety regulations. This often involves gathering evidence, witness testimonies, medical records, and other documentation to support the case. The compensation sought may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
Navigating the legal complexities of boating injury claims requires the expertise of a personal injury attorney experienced in maritime law. Tario Law can help! They can help victims assess their case’s validity, negotiate with insurance companies, and if necessary, represent them in court to secure the compensation they deserve.
Our boating accident attorneys provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits, and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact us today! There is a statute of limitations on filing your boating accident injury claim.
Boating Injury Settlements
How do I know whether I should pursue a boating accident claim?
The only way to know if you have an injury case is to meet with an experienced boating accident law firm for a FREE consultation. If you have a case and decide to work together, the personal injury lawyer and their team will walk you through your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
You can expect a boating accident lawyer to:
- Examine every legal angle and piece of evidence available to ensure that you have a strong case against the insurance company.
- Handle pre-trial investigation.
- Gather and disclose medical records and depositions of witnesses.
- Work with your medical providers to ensure that medical bills are paid.
- Advise you about what to do with your damaged boat or on the fair value of your boat if it was totaled.
- Fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to in a fair settlement, even if that means going to court or working through mediation or arbitration.
Should I accept an offer from the at-fault insurance adjuster to settle my boating injury claim?
An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If the at-fault insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more, or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the full and fair compensation you deserve. During your initial free consultation with an injury lawyer, they can help you determine the best way to proceed.
How much do I have to pay to pursue a boating accident claim?
Like other types of personal injury cases, there are typically no upfront costs or fees paid by clients to pursue an injury claim. The reason for this is that representation is provided on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses.
Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced with a percentage of the settlement.
Contact a boating accident lawyer today!
A boat accident lawyer can help you recover a full and fair settlement for the injuries you sustained in a boating accident with no up-front costs to you. We know the sneaky strategies used by insurance companies to get injured people to agree to settlements far below what they are worth. Our clients typically end up with a settlement or jury award that is five to ten times larger than they could have negotiated on their own. We have been representing people injured in Whatcom County, Skagit County, Island County and Snohomish County since 1979. Contact the experienced and hard-working personal injury lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. in Mount Vernon, WA today for a FREE consultation!
Here is a review from a satisfied Tario & Associates, P.S. boating accident client:
“I had a problem with a covered claim with my boat marine insurance company. After almost two years of attempting to resolve the claim and settlement amount on my own, I finally decided to hire a lawyer to deal with my own Insurance company. I was referred to Tario & Associates from a friend. Mr. Tario reviewed the case, all evidence and reports, and my policy. Once Mr. Tario contacted my insurance company they immediately stopped dragging on and playing the games I had previously dealt with for almost two years. Mr. Tario was able to get the settlement amount I should have received from the beginning from my own insurance company.”