Have you been injured in a boat accident in Tampa, Florida? Are you seeking legal representation to help build a boating injury claim? When you’ve been injured in a boat accident through someone else’s negligence, you have the right to receive compensation. While you might know without a doubt who was responsible, you have to prove that in a court of law. The burden of proving the other party’s guilt is on you. This is why it is crucial to have a Tampa boating accident lawyer who will represent you.

How can a Tampa Boat Accident Attorney Help?

Your lawyer will help you document your injuries, provide advice on how to proceed after a boat accident and find experts who will help build your case. A lawyer will review accident reports and interview witnesses to help build a strong case on your behalf. A lawyer with expertise in boating accidents in Florida will know exactly how to prove your case to a jury, and/or the insurance companies.

The person or parties who caused the accident responsible for your injuries can be forced to compensate you for lost income and medical bills as well as pain and suffering. If someone lost their life due to the negligence of another in a boating accident, that person or company can be held liable for that death. In order to get the maximum compensation from your claim, you need to consult with experienced the boat accident lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys.

Legal Rights After a Boating Accident

If someone else was responsible for the accident

If another party is responsible for the accident, you can recover compensation for the loss of your property, injuries sustained in the boating accident or loss of work due to injuries.

What if you were a passenger on the boat during the accident?

While you might have been a passenger on a friend’s boat, you should not hesitate to consult with a lawyer about making a claim against their insurance company.

What If the Accident Was Due to a Boat Defect?

You might be able to pursue a claim against the boat manufacturer or mechanic who should have been maintaining safety standards on the boat. This is where a boat accident attorney can help you with your claim. He or she can investigate the accident to find out who was at fault.

How long do you have to file a Boat Accident Claim?

Under Florida Statute of Limitations you have four (4) years to sue for compensation due to negligence in a personal injury claim. However due to the unique nature of boat accidents in Flordia, you should never wait to consult with an attorney to build your claim.

Are there compensation limits on boat accident claims?

There are compensation limits that are determined based on the value of the boat you were on, and whether you were a guest on that boat too. There are limits based on other factors like whether you were on land or on the water, and if you were an employee injured on a boat. It’s imperative the advice you receive is based on the merits of your particular case.

If you have a question regarding your legal rights after a boating accident, submit a question in our contact form or call (813) 333-6666 speak to Jack personally.

Boating Accident & Injury Compensation

If you’ve been injured while aboard a boat or personal watercraft (Jet Skis, Waverunners, Sea-Doos, etc.) the parties who caused the accident responsible for your injuries may be required to compensate you for:

  • Loss of Income
  • Medical Bills
  • Pain and Suffering

If someone lost their life due to the negligence of another in a boating accident, that person or company can be held liable for that death.

What to do After a Boating Accident?

Visit a Doctor to Document your Injuries

After a boat accident, you should be sure to visit a doctor to document your injuries. While many people who have been in an accident might be shaken up and refuse medical treatment at the scene of the accident, they should visit the doctor as soon as possible after the incident. As soon as they are aware of pain, they should visit the emergency room without delay.

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Gather Witnesses and Document the Scene of the Accident

The next step after visiting the doctor is to find out if there were witnesses to the accident. This will help reinforce your boat accident claim if and when you decide to pursue one with the insurance company or other party. It is crucial to photograph anything and everything that could build your case. This is especially true if photographic evidence can make a case for negligence on the part of the other boat operator.

You need to determine who is to blame for the accident, which lead to your injuries. Whether it was through careless operation of the boat, boating while under the influence, maintenance issues or failure to obey the law, the different causes of boating accidents will determine who should be pursued for compensation.

With the help of a boating accident attorney, you can determine who was to blame by investigating the accident. The lawyer will help you determine who was to blame and who should be paying for your injuries.

Consult with an experienced Tampa Boating Accident Attorney

Anyone in the Tampa, Florida region who has been involved in a boating accident should call Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys as soon as possible at (813) 333-6666 and let him and his team of legal professionals conduct a full evaluation of your claim.

Time is of the essence in a boating accident, as in any other type of personal injury claim, and your attorney needs to begin the investigation as soon as possible to produce the best final outcome.

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Jack Bernstein Personal Injury Attorney

For more than 40 years, personal injury lawyer Jack G. Bernstein has protected the rights of individuals who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Throughout his career, Bernstein has been a strategist thoroughly dedicated to the idea of protecting the rights of his clients. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Mr. Bernstein has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of injury cases. Among the types of plaintiffs Mr. Bernstein represents are individuals involved in car accidents caused by drunk drivers or other exhibiting negligence, medical complications resulting from carelessness caused by a physician or a medical facility, including brain injury, bicycle, motorcycle, moped and truck accidents, admiralty law and cruise ship accidents, accidental drownings, all types of wrongful death lawsuits, along with most injury, catastrophic occurrences and legal malpractice issues.

Our firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case, using negotiation and litigation tactics effectively. We handle cases throughout Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL. With a staff of approximately 40 people, including six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we have the legal resources to get the justice you deserve and the maximum recovery for your losses. Schedule your free consultation today; we are always here to help.

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