Boat Accident Lawyer in Sterling Heights
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Boat Accident Lawyer in Sterling Heights

If you have been injured in a boating accident, finding a personal injury attorney to help you is an excellent and necessary step to take if you wish to file a lawsuit to recover damages. You can represent yourself if you wish, but having a lawyer at your side always leads to better outcomes.

Boating Accidents Are Special

Boating accidents aren’t the same as auto accidents in one very important way. No-fault auto insurance laws don’t cover injuries sustained in a boating accident. Homeowner’s insurance might provide coverage, but unlike no-fault coverage for a motor vehicle — which includes uninsured benefits — homeowner’s insurance policies almost never provide coverage for the actions of other people who don’t have insurance.

Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is a law firm specializing in personal injury cases where an individual has been injured in an accident — whether it’s a boating accident, or a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall injuries, etc. — and the accident was caused by the negligence of another.

We work with individuals and families throughout Michigan, helping them receive fair and adequate compensation for their injuries.

Who Is Negligent?

There are many possible causes of boating accidents, and these accidents can involve many types of watercraft — including jet skis, pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, motorboats/yachts, charter vessels, and other motorized watercraft and barges of all sizes.

In many cases, in an accident where one vessel collides with another, there is some shared responsibility for the collision. In those circumstances, the passengers of both vessels may have a claim against both boat operators.

Was it inattention on the part of the boat operator? Was drinking involved? Was excessive speed a factor? There are multiple questions to ask as soon as possible after the accident occurred.

Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. has the experience and resources to find out what happened, who is negligent, and who is liable. We can help you understand, every step of the way, the legal implications and pros and cons of possible settlement offers, and be your advisor in settlement hearings as well as in civil court proceedings.

What Damages Can You Recover?

If you are seriously injured because of the negligence of another, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to cover damages. These damages include your medical bills, your lost earnings, your lost earning capacity, and other nonmedical (pain and suffering) damages — if you sustained serious injuries and facing long-term or permanent disability and/or disfigurement.

Making A Case

To make a case and prove negligence, evidence must be gathered, documents assembled, witnesses identified and interviewed, and a legal strategy developed. Also, the liable party must be identified. Sometimes the negligent party (i.e. the boat driver) isn’t the same as the liable party (i.e. the company that owns and/or services the boat).

A personal injury lawyer from Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. is ready to meet with you, at your convenience, for a free consultation. If we decide to work together, it will be a contingency fee agreement, which means we don’t get paid until we reach a settlement for you.

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


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