Roseville Boat Accident Lawyer
Whether your accident involved a Jet Ski, yacht, or motorboat, you deserve to be compensated for your losses and injuries when you weren’t at fault. Find out how to handle your case by consulting with a Roseville boat accident lawyer.
Boating accidents can cause any number of injuries, ranging from minor to disabling to fatal. If you or a close family member were injured in a watercraft crash, call Crowell Law Offices to speak with a Roseville boat accident lawyer. We can protect your rights and ensure that you are properly compensated for your damages and losses.
Causes of Boating Accidents
Reasons for boating accidents are just as varied as the causes of traffic accidents on roads and highways. It will be important to determine the cause as this will indicate who was at fault, which will be central to your personal injury claim. Any of the following elements might have been involved:
- Captain inexperience
- Distracted boating
- Intoxication through alcohol or drugs
- Reckless behavior and speeding
- Manufacturing defects
- Port or pier worker errors
Most watercraft mishaps are caused by the error or negligence of someone involved. Your Roseville boat accident lawyer will determine who was at fault so that the appropriate party can be named in your lawsuit.
Establishing Fault for a Watercraft Crash
It may not be immediately clear who caused the accident. Reviewing Coast Guard reports and interviewing witnesses can help, but there will likely be a substantial amount of evidence that needs to be collected.
We have investigative resources that can be applied to your case in order to establish and prove negligence. When you meet with a Roseville boat accident lawyer from our office, bring any information you have that can shed light on what happened.
Paying for Medical Bills After a Boat Wreck
Caring for injuries can be costly, both immediately and over the long term. Receiving full compensation is vital to ensuring that you do not pay these bills out of pocket when you weren’t at fault.
If you are having difficulty with the insurance company or with receiving the care you need, our office can assist you. We can help by negotiating with your healthcare providers while your case is ongoing or by speaking with the insurance company directly.
Our goal is to maximize the value of your injury claim. We can help you get more for your injuries by including the various ways that your life has been impacted. In addition to money for medical bills, you deserve funds for any of the following that apply to your case:
- Lifestyle changes
- Lost income and earning potential
- Caregiver expenses
- Transportation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
If the person at fault for the accident was especially negligent or intentionally caused it, a jury might also award punitive damages. These are not based on tangible expenses but are awarded to you as punishment for their behavior.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for a Boat Accident
We will evaluate your case, discuss the particulars of what happened, and go over your legal options. The next step is to gather evidence and build the most compelling case possible so that negotiations can begin. If those go well, you won’t need to go to court.
Trial will only become necessary if the insurance company and at-fault party fail to take your claim seriously by refusing to produce a fair settlement offer. It is likely that you will take the witness stand and be asked questions in this case, but we will prepare you for this ahead of time so that you are comfortable with the process.
We will complete all other preparations, present the case in court, argue for why you deserve compensation, and generally handle the proceedings so that you don’t have to.
Speak with a Roseville Boating Accident Lawyer
Becoming injured is traumatic, and the process of filing a personal injury claim and lawsuit can be stressful. The attorneys at Crowell Law Offices are here to help by handling the legal aspects of your case.
To get started, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Roseville boat accident lawyer by completing the contact form below or by calling 916-303-2800.