What You Need to Know If You Were Injured on a Boat
Were you injured aboard a boat? You might be entitled to compensation for your damages, but you need to speak with an attorney. Slipping and falling on a boat can lead to devastating injuries that require years of medical care and treatment. Without the help of a lawyer, you may not get the money you need to fully recover.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common ways people are injured on boats. One wave can knock a person to the deck, causing serious injuries or even death. Unfortunately, many slip and fall injuries are serious, requiring medical treatment and hospitalization.
Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Neck and back trauma
- Sprains and strains
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Damage to internal organs
If you ever fall, you should seek medical attention even if you are unsure about how serious your injuries are. The extent of the harm may not be immediately apparent, but you could do further damage to yourself by waiting to get treatment. A prompt and accurate diagnosis can help ensure that you do not suffer additional complications.
Determining Liability in a Boat Slip and Fall Case
One of the most challenging things after a boat slip and fall case may be to determine who can be held responsible for your injuries. There may be one or more parties that are liable for your harm. The best way to determine who should be held legally responsible is by contacting an experienced attorney.
Parties that may be held liable in a boat slip and fall case include:
- The boat owner
- The boat operator
- The company that rented the boat
- Another negligent boater
- The manufacturer of a defective boat part
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If you do not file a claim against the right party, you may not receive the compensation you deserve. An attorney can review your case to determine who should be held liable for your injuries.
Do You Need an Attorney?
While it is not legally required that you retain an attorney, it is often in your best interest. An attorney can help you understand your rights and help to determine who should be held legally responsible for your injuries. If necessary, they can conduct an independent investigation into the cause of the slip and fall accident to ensure that the appropriate parties are held accountable.
Contact Our Office to Learn More
Were you or a loved one injured in a slip-and-fall accident on a yacht? You might be entitled to compensation. At Mase Seitz Briggs, we have over 100 years of combined experience helping injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve after an accident.
Contact our office today at (844) 627-3529 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Get decades of experience on your side from real trial lawyers. We have tried over 100 cases and are unafraid to litigate even the most challenging cases. Call now to speak directly with a skilled member of our legal team.