Boat Accident Lawyer in Lansing
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Boat Accident Lawyer in Lansing

Have you been injured in a Michigan boating accident? Are you looking for a lawyer to recover compensation for your losses? Having legal representation makes a huge difference when you are considering a personal injury lawsuit.

What Damages Can Be Recovered?

In a personal injury lawsuit against a boat operator or owner, you can recover your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages associated with your injury that are more difficult to quantify.

Will you be able to work at the same job when you recover? Will you be able to return to work at all? Are you facing permanent disability and/or disfigurement? How can you assign a cost to your pain and suffering?

The professionals at Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. can help answer these questions and more.

We are a law firm dedicated to the practice of personal injury law. We work with individuals and families throughout the state of Michigan, helping them understand their options and providing them with legal advice every step of the way until we achieve a successful settlement.

Don’t worry about the cost. After a free consultation to review your case, if we decide to work together, it will be a contingency fee agreement. This means that we don’t get paid until you get your settlement.

Proving Negligence Can Be Complex

Most boating accidents involve a collision with another boat, and both boat operators are typically held — at least partly — at fault. This means that passengers on both boats could have a legal negligence case against the operators of both boats.

Negligence may depend on the type of personal watercraft and/or boat involved in the accident. If the collision is between a kayak and a motorboat, for example, the motorboat operator is more likely to be held at falt than the kayaker. There are clear and basic maritime rules that dictate the operation of motorboats when they are in the vicinity of smaller and slower craft.

The operator’s liability will depend on the circumstances. If the operator had nautical charts for the area and was traveling slowly and cautiously when the accident occurred, it would be difficult to prove liability.

But if the operator was going too fast for conditions, and/or boating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, in a dense fog, without charts or GPS, and then runs into a pier — that would be clear negligence.

A personal injury attorney from Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. can negotiate, on your behalf, with any insurance company representing a defendant. We are a full-service personal injury law firm, and ready to go to court if a satisfactory settlement isn’t reached beforehand. We work with people throughout the Great Lakes get the compensation they need after an accident — whether it’s a boating accident, a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, medical malpractice, a wrongful death lawsuit, or some other accident that results in injury — where we can prove that the negligence of another caused these injuries.

We’re ready to meet with you at your convenience, at a time and place that feels the most comfortable to you — including your home or hospital room.

Contact us toll-free today (24 hours) at 866-466-9912 or use our convenient online contact form.


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