No one expects that a decision to go out boating will result in serious injury, loss, or financial hardship. Yet boating accidents can change a person's life forever, and have a lasting impact on a family. From the emotional trauma of a debilitating accident to the excessive medical expenses and loss of income, a boating accident can leave a family reeling. As experienced attorneys representing personal injuries from all sorts of motor vehicle accidents, we are here to help your family navigate through this difficult time.
Unlike other motor vehicles, boat owners need not possess a driver's license or enroll in training to learn to operate their craft safely. Safety skills and proper boat maintenance are the responsibility of the owner. When a serious boating accident occurs, the boat owner is responsible for the harm caused.
By choosing to own and operate a boat, a person is accepting responsibility for the safety of passengers on the boat and others they encounter on the water. If they are not versed in safety practices, safety regulations, and the proper operation of the watercraft, or if they are intoxicated, serious injuries can result. Boat owners are responsible for routinely inspecting their boat to ensure its safety and for providing safety equipment such as lights, personal flotation devices, and fire extinguishers.
Not wanting to sue another boat owner who is perhaps an acquaintance or friend, and perhaps assuming they are partially to blame for the accident, many boat accident victims are conflicted about filing a lawsuit. But the truth of the matter is that most of us cannot afford not filing a claim.
It is a well-known fact that many major insurance companies routinely offer low settlements to accident victims, aiming to take advantage of their vulnerability as a victim. Intimidated by the claims process, many victims accept the first claim they are offered. In most cases, our boating accident attorneys find that the first insurance claim offered will not cover the basic expenses resulting from a serious boating accident.
The emergency care, long term medical needs such as hospitalization or surgery, and the impacts of a temporary or permanent disability can ruin a family financially. Our attorneys can help you plan for and anticipate unexpected long term costs of your accident. Take control of your situation by consulting with an experienced boating accident attorney to safeguard your family's future.
Our attorneys handling St. Louis boat accident lawsuit claims consider every possible avenue for each claim, including the possibility of third party liability. If a defective part or unsafe device played a role in the accident, a third party may be found liable.
The Onder Law Firm is offering free consultation to persons, and their family members, who have suffered serious injuries in boating accidents. Boat owners are responsible for knowing the rules of the waterway, maintaining their watercraft, providing safety equipment, and staying sober to prevent injuries or drownings. Experienced St. Louis boat accident attorneys can help a family anticipate and plan for unanticipated long-term expenses of the accident and fight for a fair settlement. Insurance companies have a tendency to pay as little as possible in injury settlements, taking advantage of the vulnerability of a victim's situation. We believe that anyone harmed on a boat as a result of another's negligence needs and deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis boating injury and drowning accident attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis boating accident lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front fees and we only receive compensation if and when we are able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Contact a St. Louis boating accident attorney at our firm who will fight to obtain all possible compensation for you.