If you suffered injuries because of a careless or reckless boater, you may be able to build a case against them and recover compensation. A Morris Bart law firm boating accident lawyer in Baton Rouge may be able to help with your insurance claim or lawsuit.
Don’t accept financial responsibility for your injuries and property damage. Our team will evaluate your rights during a free case review. We provide these complimentary consultations so that our potential clients can learn more about their legal options and our services.
Seeking Financial Recovery After a Baton Rouge Boat Collision
The compensation victims of personal injury accidents can recover depends on the harm they endured because of the incident. It could include their financial costs, current and future losses, and intangible damages. We help our clients by identifying their recoverable damages and gathering evidence to prove them to the insurer or during trial.
Some of the specific expenses and losses we often recover for our clients who were hurt in boating accidents include:
- Current and future treatment for accident injuries
- Past lost income
- Lost future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Our boating accident lawyers in Baton Rouge will discuss your case with you today for free. During this conversation, we cannot tell you how much your case might be worth. However, we can assess the strength of your case and the types of damages you may be able to recover.
For a free legal consultation with a Boating Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call (225) 341-5694
What Happens if You Lost a Family Member in a Boating Accident?
Louisiana law allows spouses, children, parents, and other close relatives to pursue wrongful death damages under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Our team can determine if you qualify to take legal action under this statute.
The recoverable damages in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit payout cover the losses suffered by survivors. These damages could include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of services
- Intangible damages (e.g., loss of consortium, companionship, guidance, etc.)
If your loved one could have recovered compensation in a personal injury case had they survived their boating accident injuries, a wrongful death action may be possible. We can determine the legal options in your case during your free consultation.
How do Baton Rouge Boating Accidents Occur?
At our law office in Baton Rouge, we help boating accident victims who were hurt while fishing, boating, swimming, and enjoying many types of recreation on the water.
A boating accident attorney in Baton Rouge can help you better understand what happened to cause your accident. We may also make a preliminary identification of the liable party or parties during your initial consultation. Let us discuss your accident with you today for free. The at-fault party could be:
- The owner of the boat
- The operator of another vessel
- The operator of the craft you were on
Some ways that boat owners and operators cause accidents and injuries include:
- Boating without proper training or experience
- Boating under the influence
- Speeding in crowded areas
- Reckless behavior
- Colliding with other vessels
- Failing to see kayakers or swimmers
- Other actions that hurt those on their vessel or those in the water
You May Only Have a Few Months to Hold the At-Fault Boater Responsible
It is vital to begin considering your legal options as soon as your injuries allow following a boat accident in Baton Rouge. Deadlines apply to naming the at-fault boat owner or operator as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit, and these deadlines arrive quickly.
In general, accident victims have up to one year to begin the process of suing the liable party because statutes of limitations apply, including:
- Injury accidents: Civ. Code Art. 3492
- Wrongful death cases: La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2
It is also possible that there could be other statutes that apply to your case. These laws could change the applicable deadline, including giving you less time to determine your options, begin the claims process, and decide if you need to take your case to trial.
A Lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC May Be Able to Help You Win Compensation
At the Morris Bart law firm, we work with victims of boating accidents to seek a fair and just payout based on their injuries and related financial losses. In 2019, we won more than 6,500 settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Our contingency fee firm has managed personal injury cases for more than 40 years. Today, we have 15 offices, including our Baton Rouge location. We have offices conveniently located to serve all areas of four states:
We Strive for a Just Outcome
It is our experience, our track record of big recoveries, and the services we provide that make our clients recommend us to their families and friends over and over again. We have hundreds of positive reviews online that discuss our professional services and friendly staff.
With evidence to support a client’s claim, we can often negotiate an out-of-court settlement on their behalf. If the insurer does not offer an appropriate payout at this point, our lawyers will begin the process of preparing the case for trial.
Speak With a Team Member Today About Your Baton Rouge Boating Accident Injuries
An attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help with your case. To learn more, you can connect with our boating accident attorneys in Baton Rouge today for free. We provide complimentary initial consultations. Call us now or fill out our online contact form to get started at no cost to your family.
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