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If your day on the lake turned dangerous, you may need a lawyer’s help to recover. Talk to your attorney about your South Carolina boating accident and what you can do to recover.
Boating can be a fun recreational activity for you and your family. Fishing, swimming, or just cruising around the local waterways can make for a relaxing summer day. At least, it can until something goes wrong. Someone else caused a boat accident, and now you’re suffering for it.
When this happens, a South Carolina boating accident lawyer can help. At HawkLaw, PA, we understand how tough your boating crash lawsuit can be, and we’re ready to help with your recovery.
After your accident, it’s important to first find the person who caused the accident. This person may have been careless and unfocused on protecting others. When that happens, they may be held responsible for the injuries they caused through a South Carolina personal injury claim.
Often, your accident may be the fault of another boater. They may have been distracted, untrained, or even boating under the influence. If this is the case, you may need to file a claim against the other boater and find evidence showing that they were drunk, distracted, or even speeding.
However, not every accident is the fault of a boater. Instead, you may have been injured because an important part failed, for example. In these cases, you may need to file a claim against the manufacturer, who’s responsible for making sure their products are safe. If you’re not sure who file against, your lawyer can help to guide you.
Once you’ve found the person responsible for your suffering, it’s important to know your claim’s worth, too. Your recovery may depend on the compensation you receive for your claim. That means a mistake could cost you part or all the funds you need to recover after your boat crash.
You might first be concerned about your economic losses. Your boat might be totaled, which is a serious expense for you and your family. You might also have expensive hospital bills from treatment for head injuries, near drowning, or broken bones, as a few examples. Fortunately, your boating accident lawyer can help you total these losses up and estimate any future financial losses from the accident.
Your non-economic losses are just as important, too. These losses cover the mental suffering you’ve experienced, including emotional trauma and pain and suffering. However, these damages are intangible, which means they can be harder to calculate. Fortunately, your lawyer should have the tools to calculate your claim’s full worth.
A boating collision can be dangerous or even deadly. Unfortunately, you might now be juggling severe injuries and a lawsuit, which won’t be easy. Fortunately, the right lawyer can take some of that pressure off you.
If you’re struggling to face your South Carolina boating injury claim, you may need the guidance of a lawyer from HawkLaw, PA. We know how tough a lawsuit can be, which is why we offer free consultations.* That way, you know what to expect from your claim.
Ready to begin? Your South Carolina boating accident lawyer is ready to help. To get started, just give us a call at 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or complete the following online form.