Water Injury Lawyers: Offshore Boat Drowning

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Whether boating for pleasure, for travel or for business, anytime a boat leaves the shore and enters the open seas, the captain and other occupants of the boat are at risk of drowning. Oftentimes such drownings occur with little warning: a wayward piece of machinery, a foolish prank, or a terrible and sudden storm can all result in you or your loved-one being thrown overboard into the sea or ocean.

When you or your loved one is involved in an offshore boat drowning, it is to be expected that the boat owner will attempt to minimize his or her liability for the accident. He or she may argue that you or your loved-one is at fault for the accident and as a result, you are not entitled to compensation. The boat owner may try and coerce you into accepting a small settlement, convincing you that the settlement is the most you can expect to receive.

Contact us at Zinda Law Group instead. We can evaluate your offshore boat drowning or accident case and advise you of your legal rights. If you may be entitled to compensation, we will help you hold those responsible for the accident accountable for their actions.

Why Do I Need an Attorney for an Offshore Boat Accident?

You are likely to be traumatized and confused if you or a loved-one has been injured or killed in an offshore boat drowning or accident. You should be able to focus on you recovery and health and not worry about filing a lawsuit in time or locating evidence to support your claim for compensation. Unfortunately, the law does not give you additional time to file your case, even if you are grieving or unable to physically make it to a courthouse. Hiring an offshore boat accident attorney can help take care of these legal matters while you recover. Your attorney can also help you understand the claim process, helping to reduce anxiety and unmet but unreasonable expectations.

Your attorney can also investigate your claim to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for contributing to your injury or loved one’s death. In addition to the boat captain and owner, a boat’s manufacturer may also be responsible in part for the accident if the boat was not seaworthy when it left the manufacturing facility. Maintenance technicians can also be responsible, as can be those who were responsible for properly briefing you or your loved one on applicable safety procedures in the event of an emergency.

What Do I Need to Do After an Offshore Boat Accident?

Following an offshore boat accident, you should attempt to obtain medical treatment as soon as possible. If your loved-one is believed to have died in the accident, make sure that you take care of yourself and your family. The sooner you can speak with a boat accident attorney, the sooner he or she can begin to investigate your case and locate important witnesses and evidence necessary to support your claim. At some point, you should write down the details of the incident, along with the names and contact information of any witnesses or people who may have knowledge of the accident. This will preserve this evidence and help your attorney in his or her investigation.

Call Zinda Law Group Now to Learn More About Your Legal Rights

At Zinda Law Group, we have experience in helping individuals involved in offshore boat drownings and accidents investigate their claims and hold negligent parties accountable for the injuries and losses they cause. Contact our office today at 800-863-5312 and learn how we can help you after your boat injury or the death of your loved one.