The Path To Compensation After A Boat Accident
Boating accidents come in many varieties: boats crash into docks, trees and other boats, for example. Accidents may involve other types of vessels or vehicles, such as personal watercraft and kayaks. Tour boats, tugboats and ferries may be involved in accidents that injure people. There are cases of passengers falling overboard, collisions with swimmers or skiers, and boats tipping over because of load imbalances. Motorized boats traveling at high speeds are naturally prone to crashes, but slow-going vessels like canoes may also cause accidents leading to injuries and deaths.
Whatever the circumstances of your boating accident, quality legal counsel may be just as critical to your recovery as top-notch medical attention. An experienced personal injury lawyer can protect your rights and get an investigation started right away. If you or your close family member was hurt while boating or hurt by a boat in or near Sarasota, Wittmer & Linehan PLLC offers a free initial consultation. Allow us to explain how our firm is ready to provide the advocacy you need.
Experience Counts; Results Matter: How We Can Help You
While your boating accident is no doubt a sudden, unexpected event in your life, we have been preparing for years to guide you through the challenges you face. As dedicated, local Sarasota attorneys, we are proud to help our neighbors and visitors to our area recover compensation after suffering injuries. Some of our clients were injured in this area but live elsewhere. Others live here and were injured someplace else. Our law practice serves a wide spectrum of people who need our advice and advocacy.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, including 15 years working together, we have the skills and persistence that you need at a difficult time. If we represent you after an accidental injury involving a boat or boating-related activities, we will look into all aspects of your case meticulously. We will review and investigate:
- Your injuries: We may interview you, take photos, review doctors’ reports and consult with experts such as life care planners, who help people with catastrophic injuries.
- Your losses and needs: We want to understand in detail what it will take to “make you whole,” as fully as possible. We will then work to translate this information into a dollar amount to demand from negligent or responsible parties.
- The accident: We may interview witnesses, view surveillance video evidence, bring in experts such as boat mechanics and review police reports.
- Legal matters: We will evaluate your case in light of statutes, case law (court precedents) and other angles that may prove pivotal in negotiations, in mediation or at trial.
Well-armed with a detailed understanding of what happened and how it happened, we will prepare compelling arguments in support of your claim or lawsuit seeking damages from one or more negligent parties or responsible entities like insurance companies. We will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the results you need to make the best recovery you can after a boating accident.
Our Readiness Is On Your Side
Once you decide to work with our law firm in pursuit of compensation, we will make your case a top priority. We pledge to keep you posted often, respond to your questions promptly and thoughtfully, and otherwise give our best efforts to advocating for you. To schedule a free consultation, call 941-263-8314 or complete our online intake form for a prompt response.