Boating accident attorneys recover maximum possible compensation for injured victims
Boating accidents are a unique type of personal injury claim. These accidents often involve not only civil and criminal statutes and regulations, but also the guidelines of the Boating & Law Enforcement Division of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Boating accidents can result from a number of activities, such as a leisurely day on the lake, an adventurous whitewater rafting trip, or even a dinner cruise. At Pate & Knott Attorneys at Law, our Murfreesboro boating accident attorneys have more than 45 years of combined legal experience and represent injured clients in complex boating accident claims. Our attorneys vigorously advocate for boating accident victims to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
What steps should be taken after a boating accident?
If you are the victim of a boating accident, there are several steps you need to take to protect your legal rights. These include:
- If you were operating the boat during an incident that resulted in significant property damage, injury, or death, filing a report is required, usually with the United States Coast Guard
- Visiting a doctor's office or emergency medical department to have your injuries appropriately evaluated
- If possible, taking photos of the scene of the accident
- Obtaining insurance information
- Consulting with a boating accident attorney to understand your right to recovery
Taking these steps as soon as possible after you are involved in a boating accident will strengthen your case. If you do not take the proper steps after a boating accident, you risk reducing the amount of compensation you are able to recover.
Boating accident victims can recover various types of damages
There are several types of damages that may be recoverable after a victim has sustained injuries in a boating accident. Some of the most common types of damages include:
- Lost wages
- Medical office and hospital bills
- Physical therapy bills
- Chiropractor bills
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of future medical care
- Emotional damages
- In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded
Our skilled boating accident attorneys analyze the facts of your case to make sure you recover the damages to which you are entitled under the law.
If you have sustained injuries in a boating accident, talk to our Murfreesboro boating accident attorneys today to discuss your legal options
After a boating accident, you may feel depressed and overwhelmed as you try to move on from this traumatic event. The Murfreesboro boating accident attorneys at Pate & Knott Attorneys at Law are not intimidated by insurance companies and protect your rights during this difficult time. We offer weekend and evening hours for your convenience and are located on the square near the judicial building. Call our office at 615-848-1221 or contact us online to set up your free consultation now.