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.
Frequently Asked Boat Accident Questions | How Much is My Case Worth?
t’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 last part of evaluating the value of your boating accident case is how it has affected your life, and things that 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. Those are very important damages, even though they don’t come with a medical bill or a specific dollar figure.
Frequently Asked Boat Accident Questions | Do I Need a Certain Amount of Medical Bills?
Someone recently came into our office regarding a boating accident that they were involved in. They were concerned that it wasn’t necessary to make a claim because they had minimal medical bills. They were under the impression that they had to have significant medical bills for an insurance company to take their injury into consideration, and that simply is just not true.
The first thing I wanted to know from this person is if they have fully recovered from their injuries. If not, we make sure that they get the additional medical treatment that they need. Regardless of the medical bills, you can present a claim.
Frequently Asked Boat Accident Questions | How Long Will My Case Take?
Suit can be extensive. 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 lawyers 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.