Boynton Beach Boat Accident Attorney
Boat owners have the duty to exercise reasonable care when operating their watercraft. Failure to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of others can leave them liable for injuries due to any accident they cause. Boating accidents in Boynton Beach can be caused by a number of different factors, such as:
- Reckless driving
- Reckless behavior by passengers
- Failure to be attentive while behind the wheel
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Failure to adjust behavior according to weather conditions
Boating accidents caused by negligent behavior can lead to severe or catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death. It is the victims of these horrible accidents that have the burden of proving negligence on the part of the other driver. An experienced Boynton Beach boating accident attorney from Wolf & Pravato can help lift that burden by offering invaluable legal advice and working toward getting you the compensation you need in order to recover from your injuries.
Damages in Boynton Beach Boating Accident Claims
In Boynton Beach boating injury lawsuits, you may be eligible to compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages incurred due to your inability to work because of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
In many cases, the insurance company for the boater responsible for the accident will be willing to settle out of court. An experienced team of Boynton Beach boating accident attorneys should always be consulted before settling to negotiate the best possible compensation. If a case does not settle, a jury will determine appropriate damages after we help you prove your case. However, just the thought of facing us in court may be enough for our adversaries to agree to our demands at the negotiating table.
When a boat accident occurs and an injured plaintiff wishes to recover damages, there may be special legal issues to deal with. In some cases – generally involving commercial vessels- federal maritime law will apply and impose different rules for recovery than state tort law. Wolf & Pravato’s Boynton Beach boating accident attorneys can explain to you all the potential legal issues and help you to determine what laws will govern your case.
Boynton Beach Boating Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident on a boat in Boynton Beach or Miami – contact the Miami boating accident lawyers at Wolf & Pravato at 1-954-633-8270.