If you have been injured in a boating accident in Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other related losses. Usually, the owner of the boat has insurance, which will cover you if you are injured. Our law firm is accepting boating accident cases and we charge no fee until you receive an award or settlement. Feel free to contact us toll free anytime or visit us online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Have You Been Injured in a Boating Accident?
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What Is Your Boat Accident Case Worth?
After a boating accident, there are several types of damages that you might be able to recover. The most common ones are medical bills that have already been accumulated, lost income from the time when you were out of work due to your injury, and the pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of the boating accident. Read more.
What Is The Legal Fee For a Boat Accident Case?
Our firm charges a standard fee of 1/3 of the settlement or award and we only charge you if you receive money.
What Are The Top Causes of Boating Accidents?
Coastal waters around Rhode Island have many dangers, including shallows, submerged rocks, and other hazards. During the summer especially, coastal waters can become congested with inexperienced and distracted boaters. The more boats on the water, the higher the risk of accidents, and the greater the risk of injury.
The most common causes of boating accidents include operator inattention, operator inexperience and excessive speed. Alcohol related incidents result in as many deaths as the three most common causes combined. Read more.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Most Common?
Boating injuries can be relatively minor, or very severe. Some examples of boating accident injuries are:
- Contusions, Abrasions, and Lacerations
- Concussion / Brain Injury
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Amputations / Loss of Limb
- Other Injuries
When Should You File a Boat Accident Report?
Federal law requires that all accidents must have an accompanying report filed with state or federal authorities. Accidents requiring the operator (or owner, if operator is unavailable) to file a report are:
- Death or disappearance.
- Boating injury requiring medical attention (beyond first aid).
- Property damage in excess of $2,000 (including damage to both boats and any other property).
- Loss of both or either vessel.
In the case of death, disappearance, or injury, the report must be filed within 48 hours. In any other instance, the report must be filed within 10 days.
Why Should You Hire a Boat Accident Lawyer?
Just like after a car accident or a motorcycle accident, you should consider hiring a lawyer to help get you the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are going to offer you as little as possible when settling your case because it means more profits for them. Boating accident lawyers will be able to examine every inch of your case and negotiate with the insurance company to get you the best settlement that you deserve. They will be able to tell you the limits of the insured’s policy, collect all of your medical records for you, and advise you regarding all aspects of your claim.
Why Hire Us?
If you have been injured in a boat accident in Rhode Island, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering. Our firm has recovered over $200 Million for all kinds of clients. We are accepting boating accident cases and we charge no fee unless you get an award or settlement. Call us toll free 24/7 or fill out a contact form on our website for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.