Boat accident attorneys are there to help those who have been injured because of the negligence of others. Unfortunately, too many irresponsible boaters place everyone on the river or sea in danger. Drunk or inexperienced boaters can cause serious injury and even fatalities. If you have been injured in a boat accident, you might be eligible to receive financial compensation for the medical care, lost income, emotional trauma, and other costs you have suffered.
The first step in filing a Phoenix boat accident claim is to file a claim. A Phoenix personal injury attorney like Tobler Law can provide advice about how to do that, as well as help you through the legal proceedings. It is important to keep in mind, however, that many of these cases cannot be settled. If your claim is not resolved satisfactorily, it will go to trial. At that time, a Phoenix court may either award compensatory damages or punitive damages. In compensatory damages, the court will make what is known as an actual settlement or provide you with financial compensation, or it might combine both types of damages in one settlement.
In a punitive damages case, on the other hand, the court will not make an actual settlement. Instead, it will order a party to compensate a plaintiff who has sustained injuries as a result of the negligence of another party. The damages awarded may include wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, a damaged car or house, other losses, and other benefits. An experienced Phoenix attorney can help you determine whether you have a case, how much money you should be able to recover, and whether there is a way to reduce the amount of damage.
If you have been in a boat accident in one of the beautiful lakes of Arizona and need a Boat Accident Lawyer contact Tobler Law for help