In this article, our experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney answers some of the most frequently asked boat accident questions that we receive from our clients. If you have been injured in any type of boating or jet-ski accident, please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
How Much is My Boating Injury Case Worth?
It’s not an easy question to answer, but we’re experienced in arriving at a reasonable value. The first part of it is what medical care you have obtained so far as a result of your boating accident. The value of your medical treatment—both past and future—is taken into account when determining your overall case value. The other factor that we look at is if you’ve missed work because of your boating accident. Your lost wages will also be taken into account. The final component of evaluating the value of your boating accident is how your injury has affected your life and the things you take pleasure in doing. Has this affected your relationship with your family? Those are what we call pain and suffering damages or loss of enjoyment of life damages. These are very important damages, even though they don’t come with a specific dollar figure attached.
Do I Need a Certain Amount of Medical Bills?
The most important thing about your injury is whether or not you have been able to get appropriate medical help and recover. No matter what the cost of your medical bills, you will be able to file a claim.
How Long Will My Injury Case Take?
I always tell clients to be patient, it could take a while. There are depositions that have to occur. There is paper discovery that has to be exchanged. There’s a mediation that will occur in every case, this one included. At that time, if the insurance carrier does not do the right thing and settle this boating accident case, then we would get a trial date and we would try that case.
Our St. Petersburg boat accident attorneys are here to protect your rights and defend your case. We will work with you and make you a priority and tireless push the insurance company to do what is right and give you the amount of compensation you deserve. Call our office today to get a free consultation and find out how we can help you.