Boating accidents aren’t just “accidents.” They’re usually a direct result of negligence, whether that be due to speeding, reckless behavior, or intoxicated boating. If you suffered losses due to a boating accident in Orlando, our lawyer may be able to serve you. We may be able to recoup compensation for a host of damages pertaining to your physical, emotional, and financial suffering.
We work on contingency, meaning our attorney’s fees are “contingent” on your case’s success.
What Damages Can You Get If Your Case Succeeds?
In Florida, auto insurance is mandatory. Boating insurance, however, is not. So, while we’ll try to resolve your case via an insurance claim, we may need to file a civil lawsuit to recoup damages from the negligent party. You generally have four years from your accident’s date to file, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
Compensable losses may include:
We can pursue the cost of:
- Physical therapy
- Mental health services
- Doctors’ copays
- Assistive devices
We will account for your past, present, and future healthcare costs. We can do this by consulting with your healthcare team and reviewing your treatment records.
Your injuries could cause you to miss valuable time from work. Whether you work full-time, part-time, or own your own business, compensable losses can include:
- Employee benefits
- Advancement opportunities
We will consult with economists and employees in your field to learn more about the harm to your income. If your injuries prevent you from working in the future, we can account for loss of future earning ability.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering relates to the turmoil of getting hurt. We will base our calculations for this expense based on:
- Your recovery period
- Hospital stays
- Ability to work
- Changes to your physical appearance
- Your tangible losses
Boating accidents can cause burns, deep lacerations, and the loss of one or more limbs. If your accident left you with a long-term physical impairment, you could seek compensation for the damage to your appearance.
If your boating accident left you unable to work or engage in certain activity, we’ll include this hardship in your compensation case.
Wrongful Death-Related Losses
Boating accidents can lead to fatalities. Damages if you lost a loved one could include:
- Funeral costs
- The burial plot or urn
- Loss of consortium
- Final medical bills
Our team understands that recovering compensation is important to you. As such, depending on your situation, we could account for losses not included here.
To consult with an experienced boating accident lawyer serving Orlando, call 855-686-6752
How Can Our Boating Accident Team in Orlando Serve You?
Bogin, Munns & Munns is committed to seeking compensation for your damages. Whether through a claim, lawsuit, or mediation, we will pursue the full cost of your losses. Take a look at how our offices can help you:
We Will Gather Evidence of Negligence
We must prove how another party’s actions lead to your accident. The evidence we need will largely depend on how you were hurt. For instance, if you were injured due to an engine explosion, we could consult with engineers to learn whether you have a product liability claim. However, if you were hit by another boater, we can use the points of impact, accident report, and eyewitness statements to prove what happened.
While we work on your case, we encourage you to keep everything that could help your legal team, including:
- Photos of your boat’s damage and the location of the collision
- Pictures of your injuries
- Dashcam footage (if your boat had this technology)
- The contact information of law enforcement officials who came to the scene
We Will Interview Witnesses
We’re not just boating accident lawyers in Orlando; we’re also investigators. We can use statements from the following parties to learn more about your situation:
- Local authorities
- Others in the boat with you
- Bystanders from the shoreline
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Healthcare professionals
File Your Claim or Lawsuit
As noted, the other party might not have had insurance, since this is not required in Florida. So, to seek damages, we might file a lawsuit directly against the negligent party. To advance your lawsuit, we will take depositions, present evidence, and calculate your damages. If you’re called to testify on your own behalf, we’ll explain what you should say on the witness stand.
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We Can Determine Whether You Have a Valid Claim or Lawsuit
You don’t have to do any guesswork when it comes to your legal options. Our team can review your situation and determine whether you qualify for compensation. After conducting our investigation, we’ll need to determine whether the following are true:
- Another party owed you a duty of care, meaning they had a responsibility to operate their vessel with care.
- Another party violated their duty of care by being reckless.
- You were injured in the boating accident.
- You suffered losses that were financial, physical, and emotional in nature.
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What Happens if You Don’t file Your Case Within the Statute of Limitations?
Earlier, we talked about how you generally have four years to file an injury lawsuit in Florida. Abiding by this deadline is critically important, because if you don’t, you could lose your right to sue, per the American Bar Association (ABA).
Our firm can file your lawsuit, gather its necessary evidence, and manage the paperwork that goes with it. However, if you connect with us outside the four-year deadline, you could limit your financial recovery options.
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About Bogin, Munns & Munns
When we opened our doors in 1979, we made a promise to serve injured claimants. Since then, we’ve achieved favorable results for our clients, and we’re determined to do the same for you.
We have 13 locations throughout Florida. We are pleased to serve your legal needs in the location that is most convenient to you. Our offices are located in:
- Orange City
- The Villages
We are fiercely dedicated to our clients’ cases.
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If you are ready to move forward with your case, our boating accident lawyers are ready to help you. To learn more about partnering with our firm in Orlando, dial (407) 578-9696.