Personal injury cases are not limited to automobile accidents, we are experienced in numerous types of accidents and want you to know if you are injured on the water, we know what to do to help you recover,
In 2014 the United States Coast Guard reported 4,064 accidents with 2,678 injuries and 610 fatalities. There was about $39 million in property damages reported from these incidents. When a boating accident is caused by another party’s negligence, people who are harmed are often eligible for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
You need an experienced boating accident attorney when you suffer personal injury as the result of an incident on the waters. Insurance companies sometimes do no handle these types of situations and an attorney with experience in these matters is often your only way to seek compensation for your injuries.
According to the data gathered by the United States Coast Guard, common accidents include:
- Collision with another vessel
- Collision with a fixed, sometimes submerged, object
- Collision with a floating object (e.g., log, swimmer)
- Mishaps involving a skier or person on a towable object
- Mishaps involving a person falling overboard
- Grounding, sinking, flooding or swamping
- Fire or explosion
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Remember that to receive compensation for your injuries, your injuries must be the result of negligence by another boater. If you have questions regarding a boating accident or any other personal injury matter, please call the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Whibbs Stone Barnett at (850) 434-5395. We can schedule a consultation, discuss your case, and set the process of recovering your losses due to the negligence of another today. Our attorneys are available to assist you with claims in Pensacola, Mobile, Ft. Walton, and throughout Escambia and Okaloosa Counties.