If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident aboard a vessel or personal watercraft, call Steinger, Iscoe & Greene to schedule a free no-obligation consultation with a Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorney. The law in Florida stipulates that you are entitled to monetary compensation if someone else caused your boating accident, and an attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Boating accidents are especially common in Fort Lauderdale and throughout coastal Florida, and many of these accidents are caused by the negligence of boat owners and operators. You don’t deserve to face financial loss as a result of an accident, and with the help of a Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorney, you can recover full compensation for both economic and non-financial losses.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we charge for legal representation only when we recover compensation for you. We offer free consultations and can answer questions that many accident victims have, including:
After a Fort Lauderdale boating accident, you have the legal right to receive monetary compensation for all losses, provided the accident was caused by someone’s failure to fulfill a legal obligation to you.
All drivers of boats and personal watercraft have an obligation to drive in a safe way. This means if another boat hit your vessel or if you were aboard a vessel with a negligent driver, you have a legal right to make a boat accident claim. You can sue the driver of another vessel or the driver of the boat that you were on at the time of the accident. Boaters are insured and it is the insurer who will likely pay the claim, so you should not be reluctant to seek monetary damages even if it was a friend’s negligence that caused your injuries.
Boat manufacturers also have a legal obligation to release a safe product free of defects that can cause injury. Boat manufacturers and even boat mechanics can all be held legally responsible for a boat accident that their actions (or inaction) played a role in causing. A Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorney should be consulted to help accident victims and surviving family members of those killed in a boat crash to pursue a claim for compensation.
After a boat accident in Fort Lauderdale, you have two primary ways to recover monetary compensation:
A civil lawsuit means that you go to court and have the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not) that the defendant’s negligence or breach of legal duty was the direct cause of your accident. A settlement, on the other hand, is negotiated with the insurer and involves an agreement to give up your right to sue in exchange for a set payment to you.
A Fort Lauderdale boating accident attorney can help you gather evidence, make a strong claim in court or negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced Fort Lauderdale boating accident lawyers have helped both locals and visitors who have been injured in boating accidents. Our attorneys will use our legal knowledge to help you every step of the way in making a damage claim. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help with your case.