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Washington County Boating Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured because of a boating accident caused by negligence, please call our Washington County boating accident lawyers today to set up a free initial consultation. You deserve compensation for your injuries and damages if you have been hurt by someone else.
The tragedy of a boating accident is when someone gets hurt because someone else was acting careless. These incidents are avoidable. You may have been hurt because a boat driver was inexperienced or because they were operating the watercraft while under the influence. We will hold these parties responsible for your injuries.
Most Common Wisconsin Boating Accident Injuries
The U.S. Coast Guard has estimated that nearly 5,000 accidents involving watercrafts happen every year. There are nearly 3,000 injuries that happen in relation to these accidents. Because boats are fast moving and passengers don’t have protection from impact, they can be flung from the watercraft, causing injuries that are catastrophic.
Boating accident victims can suffer severe injuries including broken or fractured bones, spinal cord damage, head and neck injury, as well as paralysis.
When you are hurt in a boating accident, your top priority should be getting emergency medical attention. You are likely very hurt and probably will not improve until you receive treatment for your injuries. This should happen as soon as physically possible.
If you do not get medical attention right away you are putting yourself at serious risk of:
- Worsening your injuries
- Raising the suspicions of the liable party’s insurance company
This can make getting full compensation more difficult to get as well.
Without proper and timely treatment, you are likely not going to improve. We strongly advise that you do not wait to see a doctor. We understand you may have pressing priorities but you need to prioritize your health. You cannot do the things you need to do if you cannot take or have not taken care of yourself. The sooner the better.
The insurance company is looking for reasons to reduce the compensation that they owe you. If they see that you did not get to a doctor right away, they might try to claim that you lied about how you got your injuries, and that you got them sometime after this boating accident. They might also claim that you lied about the severity of your injuries. They will use these excuses to try to reduce the compensation that they owe you.
Compensation and Claims in Boating and Jet Ski Accidents
When boating accidents happen, they are often caused by people who are negligent. Our Washington County boating accident lawyers are here to help guide you through your case so that we can hold these liable parties responsible for their actions. We will work hard to make sure your results are full and fair. The liable parties will not get to walk away without being held responsible for harming you. You should be aware, however, that their insurance company is going to try to reduce what they owe you by blaming the accident on you.
Here is what might happen if they succeed or fail:
- You can get fully compensated if you are not found to be at fault for the accident
- You can get partially compensated if you are found partially at fault for the accident
- You will not get compensation if you are found to be fully at fault for the accident
Something that you should be on alert for is a phone call from the liable party’s insurance company. You should not take it before talking to a lawyer first, as the insurance company will be asking you for a recorded statement. If you give that statement, it can negatively affect your compensation.
Washington County Boating Accident Statute of Limitations
When you seek compensation for any personal injury case including a boating accident, you will have a time limit to bring your case. That is called your statute of limitations. Wisconsin state law says that you have three years starting from the date of the accident to bring your case. If you do not do this within the given amount of time, you will no longer be eligible for compensation for your injuries and damages. Our lawyers are ready to take on your case right away, so give us a call.
Please Contact Our Washington County Boating Accident Lawyers Today
Have you been seriously hurt in a boating accident in Wisconsin? Please get in contact with our office today to set up a free consultation. Our Washington County boating accident lawyers can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Your case is important to us.