The Nitty Gritty of a Boat Accident Case

Were you hurt on a boat and have questions about learning the nitty gritty of a boat accident case? Contact our Salt Lake City attorney.

Choosing a Boat Accident Attorney

The rules on the water are different from the rules on the road. If you’ve been hurt on the water because of a boat or watercraft accident, you need to talk with someone who knows the rules on the water that can help you. By guiding you through the rules on the water, we can help you decide who is at fault and who should be responsible.

Hire a lawyer with experience with boats and watercraft, and do it quickly. Boats, jet skis and other watercraft get moved around so easily. We need to preserve that evidence.

Boat Accident Liability

Did you know that Utah is ranked second in the nation for alcohol-related boat crashes and watercraft incidents? Many boats and watercraft have liability insurance to protect against these kinds of crashes, and it may not be just the driver of the boat you can go after. It could be a boat owner, a rental company, or some other insurance policy. When there’s a crash out on the lake, whether it involves alcohol or not, you might have questions about who is responsible.

Boat Accident Case Timeline

First, to get complete justice on your boat crash, we need to understand everything that you’ve been through and everything that you’re going to go through because of the accident. It takes time for you to heal and for us to completely understand your injuries.

Next, you need to look at what insurance company is involved and how hard it fights on watercraft cases. Third, is your lawyer part of a settlement mill, or are they a warrior that will do battle for you? Settlement mills go faster, but you won’t get full justice. If you hire a warrior, it may take longer, but they’ll fight with you to the very end.

Boat Accident Case Value

First, what happened in the crash? More serious crashes tend to have higher values. Second, what are your injuries? Our system of justice is meant to compensate people for what was taken from them, so the more that was taken from you because of the boat crash, the more compensation you can get. Third, how high are the medical bills? The amount of medical bills is kind of a guide to how serious injuries are. People with higher bills tend to get bigger and better settlements. Finally, how will the injuries from the boat crash affect the rest of your life?

Were you or your loved one severely injured while out on the water and have questions about the nitty gritty of a boat accident case? Contact experienced Salt Lake City boat accident lawyer Brad DeBry for a free consultation.

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