Woodland Boat Accident Lawyer
From brain damage caused by near-drowning to broken bones, the injuries suffered in a watercraft accident can be life changing. Get full compensation for your losses by working with a Woodland boat accident lawyer.
For water enthusiasts, boating is fun and adventurous. No matter what type of watercraft you have, boating can pose dangers that can cause catastrophic injuries and death. If you were injured in a boating accident, the cost to recover can lead to a lifetime of debt.
The majority of boating accidents are caused by negligence. When someone else is at fault for your injuries, you can seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim against the person responsible. To help you get the most compensation possible, a Woodland boat accident lawyer from Crowell Law Offices will work hard to fight for your rights and seek justice for you and your family.
Causes of Boating Accidents
Boating accidents are not uncommon. You may not realize that boaters have to follow waterway laws just like drivers have to follow traffic laws when operating a motor vehicle. There are lanes, speed limits, and right-of-way rules that apply to all boats and watercraft. The risk of accidents increases when these laws are broken.
Safety is crucial to keeping passengers safe on the water. Boaters who fail to do so and who are reckless can cause devastating accidents, risking the lives of their passengers and occupants on other boats. Acts of carelessness, such as speeding and alcohol can be a serious danger. In fact, 50 percent of all boating accidents are due to intoxication.
Common causes of boat accidents include all of the following:
- Distracted operation
- Improper lookout
- Failing to provide safety equipment to passengers
- Boat operator inexperience and lack of training
- Alcohol and drug intoxication
Dealing with Insurance Companies
Dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming and frustrating. Insurers want to pay as little as possible when paying out on claims. They take advantage of you by offering payment for your current accident-related medical needs, omitting any non-economic losses and future medical care you will need for your recovery.
To ensure you receive full compensation, a Woodland boat accident lawyer from our firm will aggressively negotiate on your behalf so that you don’t suffer the aggravation of dealing with them directly.
Recovering the Compensation You Deserve
How your injuries impact your life and your future determines the value of your claim. Our firm will examine your economic and non-economic losses as well as your medical reports to assess the full monetary value for your personal injury claim.
Common damages from boating accidents include all of the following:
- All current and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Your lost wages and reduced future income-earning potential
- Boat repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and lost enjoyment of life
Contact a Woodland Boating Accident Lawyer
Crowell Law Offices takes accidents seriously. If you suffered injuries in a boating accident, call our office at 916-303-2800 to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a Woodland boat accident lawyer or simply fill out our online form at the bottom of this page.