Boating is meant to be a fun leisure activity to go fishing, escape the busy city atmosphere, and enjoy the open waters. But unfortunately, accidents can happen. If another boater crashed into you, a boating accident lawyer in New Orleans may be able to help you with your case.
You can speak with an attorney from the Morris Bart law office today for free. We provide free consultations to help you understand your rights and the strength of your case. We can also address your concerns about the claims or litigation process and help you file a claim or lawsuit.
Recovering Compensation for Your Boating Accident Expenses and Losses
It is often possible to hold the at-fault parties responsible for their negligence that led to your boating accident and injuries. This liability could allow you to recover monetary damages based on your documented expenses, losses and future accident-related costs. Examples of this could include:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment
- Ongoing care and support costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages
- Additional related expenses
- Pain and suffering
You Can Hold the At-Fault Boater Responsible for Your Loved One’s Death
If an immediate family member died from boating accident injuries in Orleans Parish or another nearby area, La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 may allow you to seek additional damages based on their wrongful death. Our attorneys represent families in these cases. We can discuss it during your free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a Boating Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
New Orleans Boating Injuries that Support a Claim or Civil Suit
Almost any type of injury suffered on a boat or in the water in or around New Orleans could support a personal injury case. This includes injuries sustained while going out for a cruise from West End, boating on Lake Pontchartrain, or taking a commercial airboat tour in area swamps and bayous.
It also applies to any watercraft, from a kayak to a ferry to a yacht. Swimmers, those hit by larger boats, and passengers on vessels involved in a collision all qualify as well.
If someone else caused your accident and injuries, you may be able to hold them responsible. Let our team confirm your options by reviewing your case today.
Determining Who Is Responsible for Your Boat Accident Injuries
Our boating accident attorneys in New Orleans will identify the liable party or parties in your case and offer advice and guidance based on that information. This guidance is especially important, because special rules may apply in some cases.
For example, if you were hurt because of a New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) ferry, the process for holding this municipal agency responsible is different from a typical personal injury claim or suit. This factor could change the:
- Deadlines that apply
- The process of notifying them of your injuries
- The steps you must take to prove your case
At the Morris Bart law firm, we know how to pursue claims against government agencies, individuals, and companies. We may be able to help you secure the compensation you need to pay for your treatment and cover your losses.
When to Contact a Boating Accident Lawyer for a Free Case Review
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, accident victims generally have only one year to sue based on a personal injury. The same time limit applies for wrongful death actions under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Under some circumstances, you may not even have this long. For this reason, we recommend contacting our team as soon as your injuries allow.
A boating accident lawyer in New Orleans from our firm may be able to help you file your claim or sue the liable parties for compensation. You can learn more about our services and the merits of your case during a complimentary case evaluation today.
Morris Bart, LLC, Knows How to Build a Strong Case for Compensation in New Orleans
A boating accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans represents victims like yourself. We gather evidence to prove negligence and liability and develop a strong claim to seek an insurance settlement. This process is often successful, and we may recover compensation for our client without suing the at-fault party.
Our litigation attorneys may need to prepare your case for trial and represent you to the judge and jury under some circumstances, such as:
- The liable party does not have insurance coverage
- The insurer denies their policyholder caused the accident
- The insurance carrier will not negotiate a fair settlement agreement
- We are approaching the deadline for filing a civil suit
When our team represents a boat accident victim, we remain in contact with them while navigating the claims process and seeking financial recovery on their behalf. If we believe suing the at-fault party may be necessary, we will discuss this possibility with you to ensure you know what to expect and to answer your questions.
Our Team Has a History of Securing Fair and Just Settlements for Our Clients
For more than 40 years, our team has fought to protect accident victims’ rights in New Orleans. Today, we have 15 locations and serve four states. Our contingency fee personal injury firm can represent clients in New Orleans East or from any area of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Alabama.
We understand that accident victims have suffered enough because of someone else’s carelessness. They should not suffer additional stress and losses because they have to pay for their care out of pocket.
In 2019, we won compensation for 6,500 clients by negotiating an insurance settlement or recovering a financial award in court. You may be next. Let us review your case today at no cost to your family.
Talk to Morris Bart, LLC, About Your Accident Case Today
Call the Morris Bart law firm now or fill out our online contact form. You can speak with a New Orleans boating accident attorney about your injuries, what led to your boating accident, and your rights based on the facts of your case. We represent victims of this type of injury accident and are ready to build a case and seek compensation on your behalf.
Questions?Call (504) 613-4771
to find a Morris Bart office near you.