Fort Lauderdale Boating Accident Attorney
- What are my rights after a Fort Lauderdale boating accident?
- How do I recover compensation after a Fort Lauderdale boating accident?
- How can a Fort Lauderdale boating accident lawyer help me?
What are My Rights after a Fort Lauderdale Boat Accident?
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.
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RELENTLESS LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR Fort Lauderdale INJURY VICTIMS
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
How do I Recover Compensation after a Boat Accident in Fort Lauderdale?
After a boat accident in Fort Lauderdale, you have two primary ways to recover monetary compensation:
- You can file a civil lawsuit for personal injury or for wrongful death
- You can settle your case outside of court with the negligent party or his/her insurance company
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.
How Much Can Steinger, Greene & Feiner Get You?
At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, 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.
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A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the boat insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.
With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.