If you suffered an amputation in a boat accident, you should a personal injury attorney.
As you know, an amputation is a very serious, life changing injury that will cost a great deal in medical expenses for the rest of your life, and may seriously hamper your ability to work.
Therefore, it’s critical that you pursue a personal injury case so that you can obtain compensation for your injuries.
Most boat accidents occur because drivers are careless and don’t understand safety rules and how to operate the boat safely.
In some cases, the boat accident may have involved defective equipment on the boat, such as if a boater got hit by a propeller.
Some of the most common causes of boat accidents include failing to keep a proper lookout, driving recklessly or at high speed, hitting large waves at an unsafe angle or speed, impacting with a fixed object, defective boat design or repair, and overloading the boat.
As an accident victim, you may be entitled to money for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You may be tempted to contact the insurance company of the responsible party directly to work out a settlement in order to avoid paying attorney’s fees.
However, that’s almost never a good idea, especially in a case involving an amputation. The insurance company does not work for you and is seeking to minimize your damage award.
It’s unlikely you would be awarded all the damages to which you are entitled. In fact, the odds are high that you would walk away with a larger settlement even after paying the attorney’s fees than you would if you chose to handle the case on your own.
Instead, call a qualified personal injury attorney. My name is Conal Doyle and I’m a personal injury attorney as well as an amputee.
I will be happy to discuss your boating injuries with you. Call today to schedule your free consultation. I can be reached at 310-385-0567.