Boating Accident Lawyer
Injured in a Boating Accident in Oregon? Call (541) 948-8830 for a Free Injury Consultation.
Have you been injured in a boating accident? Just like careless drivers, a boater can be held liable for damages if he or she caused an accident. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident because another person acted carelessly, we can help.
Boating can be a fun and enjoyable pastime, but it can also be incredibly dangerous if people aren’t acting responsibly. At Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law, our Oregon boating accident lawyer will help bring claims related to clients injured while on the water. Boating accident law is complex, and cases aren’t always cut and dry. Please contact Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law today for a free injury consultation on your case and how best to move forward with your claim. All of our boating accident cases are performed on a contingency basis, and there’s no charge to you until we win your lawsuit.
What does negligence entail in boating accident law?
Just because you were injured in a boating accident doesn’t necessarily mean someone was negligent. We will have to prove that the boater who injured you acted recklessly to prove negligence and liability. Proving negligence means we can collect monetary compensation for your outstanding medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. To prove negligence in a boating accident lawsuit, we’ll have to look at some of the following components of the case to determine the extent of a boater’s liability:
- The operator of a boat failed to adhere to safety guidelines and laws.
- The operator failed to maintain their boat properly.
- The boater did not exercise reasonable care while operating the boat.
- The boater did not warn passengers or other boaters about hazardous conditions.
- The boater created too large of a wake for the conditions.
There are far more circumstances that can arise during a boating accident that we can use to prove negligence. When you contact us, we will gather all material evidence in your case, speak to any appropriate witnesses, and gather testimony from experts.
How can you collect damages in a boating accident?
Even if we can prove a person was at fault for your boating injury, we can only collect damages from people who either have boaters’ insurance or private assets that can be seized to cover your outstanding medical bills and other financial hardships. In some cases, a negligent party’s homeowners’ insurance will cover injuries sustained during a boating accident.
After you contact us, we will file a boating accident lawsuit on your behalf. After the negligent party responds to our claim, the discovery process will begin. During discovery, we will work hard to uncover the types of insurance the negligent party has, and what assets they have that can be used to cover your injuries and compensate you for your pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, don’t hesitate to find out your rights and ability to get just compensation for your pain and troubles. Contact the law offices of Miller & Hopp today for your free injury consultation.
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