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1) Choosing The Right Attorney
Hiring an attorney is a very important decision, especially when you need someone to navigate through what’s usually a difficult time after you sustain an injury. It goes without saying, if it’s a boating accident case or an auto accident case, you need to communicate with your attorney so you can develop the trust that is necessary for you to be able to successfully prosecute your claim. At the initial stage during your consultation, you want to see your attorney. You want to be able to ask all the questions, and you want them to be able to talk to you about their opinion regarding the evaluation of your case. It is impossible to evaluate a case fully at the initial consult.
Throughout the journey and during the process, which sometimes can be a long arduous one, you need to have constant communication with your attorney. A client recently asked us how to hire the best boating accident attorney. It’s the one that’s going to talk to you and the one that has experience handling those claims. Give us a call and we’ll talk to you about your boating accident claim.
2) Cost of a Lawyer
We had a client the other day in Tampa ask us if there were any upfront costs that were necessary to hire a lawyer to handle a boat accident claim. The answer is no. We handle these cases on a contingency fee, which means our attorney’s fee amounts to a percentage of the recovery, depending on what stage the case is in.
As far as costs, there are several costs involved. If you have to file a lawsuit, there are filing fees. There are service process fees. The way we handle these claims is if we accept the case, we will advance the costs. That way you’re not coming out of pocket in a time that is usually difficult where you’re trying to get through a situation where you’ve been injured. Give us a call at our Tampa office.
3) Boat Accidents Vs Other Accident
We had a client that was involved in a boat accident in the Tampa Bay area. They asked a very good question during the phone consultation: “Are there damages that I can recoup in a case like this?” He had been injured from the negligence of another boating driver. Are the damages different from a regular auto accident personal injury case? The answer is no. It’s an injury case.
Sometimes, there are different issues that are involved with regard to liability and responsibility, but ultimately the damages that you recoup are going to be damages for past medical bills, the medical bills you’re reasonably certain to incur in the future, and damages for pain and suffering. Contact a lawyer who is experienced in handling boating accident cases. We can give you a free evaluation and take a look at your case. Give us a call in Tampa today.
4) Damages Available
If you are injured in a boating accident in Florida, there are various damages and elements involved in a claim. I had a client recently in Tampa ask me about what damages they could recover since they had been injured as a result of someone else’s fault in a boating accident. The damages are similar to any injury claim. You’re going to have damages for your past medical bills, the future medical bills you’re reasonably certain to incur in the future, and damages for pain and suffering in the past and the future, sometimes even lost wages, if it applies. You need a lawyer to be able to talk to you at that initial consultation to effectively evaluate your claim and guide you through a difficult process. If you have been injured in a boating accident, give us a call at our Tampa office.
5) Liability For Injury
Boating accident injuries are tricky. We had a client recently who was injured in a boating accident in the Tampa Bay area. They asked at the initial consult who they could pursue for damages they had sustained? His damages were medical bills. His medical bills had eclipsed $50,000.
It turned out that there was an individual riding the other boat, and that person was negligent. They were driving the boat very fast, at very high speeds, and smashed into my client’s boat. He could pursue that driver as well as the owner of the boat. The owner of the boat would be vicariously liable or responsible for the actions of the permissible boating driver. Boating accident cases, like most cases, have to be navigated in a certain way. You need an experienced lawyer by your side who is willing to take your case to trial. Give us a call.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while out on the water and have questions about what to do after a boat injury? Contact experienced Florida boat accident lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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