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Need a Boating Accident Attorney in West Palm Beach? We’re Here to Help

Boat accidents are not uncommon in and around the West Palm Beach area. Unfortunately, boat accident victims often struggle to recover compensation, even if another individual or entity was responsible for the incident. At GOLDLAW, we are here to help if you need a West Palm Beach boating accident attorney by your side. We understand the challenges injury victims face when going up against insurance carriers and other parties, and we want to help.

Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys can guide you through the recovery after a boating accident injury.

Why Choose GOLDLAW After a Boat Accident?

After the boating accident occurs, there are likely going to be several aspects of the claim you are confused with. That is okay. Any personal injury claim in Florida is challenging, which is why we encourage you to work with a West Palm Beach boat accident lawyer to help with your particular case.

The role of an attorney in a boat accident case consists of:

  • Conducting a complete investigation into the incident
  • Speaking to any eyewitnesses or boat owner-operators
  • Working with medical and economic professionals to calculate damages
  • Handling complex negotiations with insurance carriers and other parties
  • Completely preparing the case for trial if one becomes necessary

According to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida leads the nation in registered watercraft vessels, with over 870,000 accounted for in 2014. Unfortunately, because of this, the Sunshine State also leads the nation in boating accidents by a landslide, with nearly 700 unique incidents being reported by recreational vessels in 2014 alone. The risk increases during the summer when school is out and several people come to Florida on vacation.

Common Causes of Boating Accidents Include:

  • Operator Inattention
  • Improper Lookout
  • Alcohol and Drug Impairment
    (Deadliest Type)
  • Machine Failure
  • Operator Inexperience
  • Navigational Rules Violations
  • Hazardous Waters
  • Inclement Weather
  • Excessive Speed
  • Force of Waves/Wake
  • Careless Passengers
  • Operating Tired

Boating accidents can cause serious injury in many situations. Boaters thrown from a boat in an accident may suffer broken bones or accidental drownings. People swimming or scuba diving may be injured if a boater fails to notice them. Boats hitting ramps or other structures on or near a shore can hurt the passengers and others on the shore.

Boating Accident Injury Cases Types That We Handle

There are as many types of boating accidents as there are potential injuries in these situations. Collisions with other boats or structures, capsizing, and hitting people in the water are all unfortunate possible consequence of boat driver negligence.

Here are just a few examples of some of the types of boating accidents we assist our clients with:

  • Speeding over waves or wakes
  • Head-on Accidents
  • Collisions with Bridges
  • Canal Bank Impacts
  • Rear End Collisions
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Marina Parking Accidents
  • Docking Accidents
  • Capsizing Accidents

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Common Boating Accident Injuries

Investigating a boating accident requires an individual approach to each situation. At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., our team is dedicated to uncovering all aspects of a boating accident from the physical evidence, Coast Guard report, etc.

Possible injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
    • Whiplash
    • Muscle Sprains
  • Fractures and Broken Bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
  • Crushed Trachea/LarynxCatastrophic Injuries

The boating accident attorneys at GOLDLAW will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine the most advantageous legal strategy to pursue to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.

Compensation Available for a West Palm Beach Boat Accident

There may be various types of compensation available for boat accident victims in West Palm Beach. At GOLDLAW, we work diligently to help clients recover economic and non-economic damages from the alleged negligent party or parties involved.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Coverage of all emergency medical expenses
  • Lost income if a boat accident victim cannot work
  • Property damage expenses, including boat or dock damage
  • Coverage of physical therapy or rehabilitation
  • Payment of medical devices or prescription medications
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages

There is no set amount of compensation paid to boat accident victims if their claim against another party is successful. Various factors can influence compensation amounts, including the overall severity of the injuries and how long it takes a person to recover. Other factors affecting compensation could include whether or not there was any shared fault, overall insurance policy monetary limitations, and recoverable assets of the negligent party.

How Long Do You Have to File a Boat Accident Claim?

Boat accident homes in West Palm Beach have a limited amount of time to file their claims in court. The Florida personal injury statute of limitations states that these claims must be filed within two years from the date the incident occurred, with limited exceptions. Failing to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent boat owner or operator or other negligent party within this two-year time frame will likely result in the victim becoming unable to recover compensation for their losses.

Contact a West Palm Beach Boat Accident Lawyer Today 

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a boat accident injury in the West Palm Beach area, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney for assistance as soon as possible.

Don’t rely on the insurance company to inform you. Insurance agents and adjusters work on behalf of the insurance company and are not seeking what is best for their injured clients. It is crucial that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced West Palm Beach boating accident attorney. Contact GOLDLAW today for a free case evaluation.