Determining Who Is Legally Responsible for a Boating Accident
If you are injured in a boating accident, one of the first questions you may ask is, “who is going to pay for my medical bills and other losses?” The question of liability, or who is legally responsible, after a boating accident can be complicated. It is strongly recommended that you consult with a lawyer to determine if you have a valid claim for damages and who may be held accountable for your injuries.
At Mase Mebane Seitz, our trial lawyers have decades of combined experience helping boating accident victims obtain compensation against liable parties. We are dedicated to helping those who have been wrongfully injured secure the largest recovery possible. If you or someone you love was injured in a boating collision in Miami or the surrounding area, contact our office at (305) 487-8863 to schedule a free consultation.
Suing for Boat Accident-Related Injuries
You might be entitled to damages if you are injured in a boating accident. However, determining who to sue can be challenging without the help of a boating accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and help you file a claim or lawsuit against a negligent party.
Who can be held liable after a boat accident:
- The boat or parts manufacturer
- A negligent operator
- The boat rental company or livery
- The owner of the boat
- A passenger or crew member
It is important to note that there may be more than one party that can be held accountable after a collision. For instance, a defective boat part may have played a role in the accident along with a negligent operator of another vessel. It is essential to file a lawsuit against any and all potentially liable parties to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law.
Accepting a Settlement After a Boating Accident
After a boating accident with injuries, you might be contacted by a negligent party or their insurance representative, hoping to settle the case quickly. You should never accept a settlement without first having your case reviewed by an attorney. You may end up settling for significantly less than your claim is worth.
A lawyer can help evaluate your claim to determine whether the amount will cover all of your losses and is reasonable given the circumstances of your case. Early settlement offers rarely incorporate compensation for things like pain and suffering or take into account the full extent of your injuries.
Get the Legal Help You Need Now
Were you recently injured in a boating accident? Contact our office at (305) 487-8863 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our attorneys have represented thousands of injured parties, securing millions of dollars on their behalf.
When you are seriously injured or have lost a loved one, you need representation you can trust. At Mase Mebane Seitz, we are singularly focused on ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome on your case. Call now to schedule your free case evaluation.