If you suffered injuries in a boating accident in one of Monroe’s lakes or waterways caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be able to recover compensation. A boating accident lawyer in Monroe from the Morris Bart law firm can help you develop a case and file a claim.
To get started, we provide complimentary case reviews for victims of boating accidents. You can speak to a team member from our personal injury law office today for free. We can explain your rights and the steps necessary to pursue damages.
Compensation May Be Available Based on Your Accident-Related Losses
Our Monroe boating accident attorneys seek financial recovery for our clients based on:
- Their injuries
- The circumstances of their accident
- Their related expenses and financial losses
- Intangible losses
This allows us to seek fair and just payouts using documentation of their economic and non-economic costs, such as:
- Current and future treatment and care expenses
- Lost wages, other income, and reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous costs
- Pain and suffering
If a boating accident caused your family member’s death, you could recover damages in a wrongful death action, too. This allows you to seek a payout for your expenses, as well as loss of income, costs related to the services your family member performed, and intangible damages survivors experienced.
Those who may qualify to pursue these damages include:
- A spouse
- Parents, if no surviving spouse or children
- Siblings or grandparents, if there are no other immediate family members
Our team can help you understand your recoverable damages after a personal injury or wrongful death boating accident in Monroe. Let us review your case for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Boating Accident lawyer serving Monroe, call (318) 884-0904
You May Be Able to Hold the Negligent Boater Responsible Through a Claim or Lawsuit
Our law firm represents victims hurt in Monroe boat accidents caused by another party’s negligence. Examples include:
- Boat collisions
- Injuries caused by negligent driving
- Victims who fell from a boat
- Injuries to kayakers, canoers, and swimmers
We can also help you no matter which local waterway you were on when the accident occurred. Some of these include:
- Ouachita River
- Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo waterways
- Caney Lake
- Lake D’Arbonne
- Poverty Point Reservoir
We also build cases for sailors and others hurt offshore in the Gulf of Mexico or other international waters, but different rules apply in these cases.
The key to recovering compensation in any boating accident case is proving negligence and liability. Our attorneys will investigate the incident, determine what happened, and gather evidence to prove it occurred because of the boat owner or operator.
Then, we will file an insurance claim or civil suit to pursue the damages our client needs to cover their expenses and losses.
How Soon You Should Enlist a Boating Accident Attorney’s Help in Your Case
You should consider speaking with a boating accident lawyer in Monroe from the Morris Bart law office as soon as your injuries are stable and allow you to contact us. The earlier we can work on a boating accident case, the more likely we are to identify and collect evidence to build a stronger claim.
There are also statutes of limitations that apply, putting a deadline on how long you have to begin the legal process in the appropriate civil court. Generally, this deadline occurs one year after the accident pursuant to:
Exceptions exist to these deadlines. While some exceptions could extend your time, others may shorten it dramatically. We will help you understand any exceptions that may apply in your case during your initial consultation with our team.
You must meet all deadlines to protect your right to hold the liable party or parties responsible for their negligent actions.
Morris Bart, LLC, Helps Monroe Boating Accident Victims Pursue Financial Recovery
The Morris Bart law firm manages 15 offices and serves four states, including Louisiana. We are a contingency fee personal injury firm. Our team can help victims who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence in many types of accident cases.
Our team has spent more than 40 years working with accident victims like you. In 2019, we recovered compensation for more than 6,500 clients. Our recent results in Louisiana include:
- $852,845 in a New Orleans car accident case that caused the victim to suffer neck and back pain and facial fractures
- $650,000 in a Monroe drunk driving collision that left our client with punctured lungs and numerous broken bones, including their right arm, back, ribs, right leg, hip, and pelvis
- $640,000 in a Lafayette workplace accident and workers’ compensation case that involved a neck and back injury, hip tendinosis, and headaches
- $550,000 for a Shreveport hit and run collision that resulted in spinal surgery for a protruding and herniated disc
While these clients’ experiences do not indicate a similar recovery in your case, it shows that our team knows how to develop a strong argument and negotiate an appropriate settlement with the insurance company or present the case at trial and recover an award.
Talk to Our Monroe Boating Accident Team Member for Free About Your Injury Case
You can speak to staff from the Morris Bart law firm’s Monroe location for free today. We have someone available to discuss your boating accident injuries and the steps you can take to pursue a financial recovery based on them.
Call our boating accident lawyers in Monroe now or fill out our online contact form to get started at no cost to your family.
Questions?Call (318) 884-0904
to find a Morris Bart office near you.