We Fight for a Fair Settlement
We offer a free consultation to victims of boat accidents in Florida. Tom will personally meet with you to discuss your case, provide legal consultation and fight for a fair settlement from the at-fault party. Before you contact anyone regarding your case, call our law firm first. Let us protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Fill out the contact form or call 850-434-8778 to get a free consultation from a boat accident lawyer in Pensacola, Florida.
Boat Accident Cases We Handle in Florida
Regardless of the number of boat accidents that happen in Florida annually, your story is unique, and your case needs to be handled with care and attention.
Our law firm has handled a wide range of boat accident cases. As such, we have the experience, resources and legal team necessary to give your case the personal attention it deserves. Some of the most common boat accident cases we handle include:
Boating accidents often result in severe injuries such as head injuries, respiratory problems, burns, spinal cord injuries and broken bones. Regardless of the severity of your injuries or the complexity of your boat accident case, our law firm can establish fault and liability, determine your case value and help you get fair compensation for your losses.
Thomas Ueberschaer handles personal injury and maritime claims and will use his experience to determine the laws, statutes, theories and jurisdictions applicable to your claim. With our office located in Pensacola, Florida, we have a firm understanding of these laws.
Establishing Liability in a Boat Accident-Related Personal Injury Claim
A boat accident typically occurs due to negligence or reckless behavior by one or more parties. As your attorney, Tom thoroughly investigates the accident to determine who is at fault for the boat accident and how their actions led to your injuries. Responsible parties may include the:
The boat operator’s negligence or reckless behavior may have caused the accident that led to your injuries. If so, their insurance company is liable for compensating you for your injuries.
The accident may have occurred due to a defective boat part. If so, the boat designer, manufacturer, distributor or retailer may be responsible for your injuries and other losses.
If the boat accident occurred at a dock, marina or boatyard, the property owner may be responsible for the accident. Their negligence may have created an unsafe environment for boating.
Damages You Can Claim in a Boating Accident
One of the most important questions you can ask in a boat accident claim is whether you will recover your financial and personal losses and how much your claim is worth. Your case value depends on key factors, such as how the accident happened, who is at fault and the extent of your losses. Common damages in a boat accident include:
- Medical expenses
- Disability and long-term care
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Physical suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Thomas Ueberschaer can explore all possible options for recovering your losses and help you get the maximum compensation based on your actual losses and not what the insurance company offers. Don’t let the insurer tell you what your case is worth. Let us fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
How Tom Can Help You With Your Accident Claim
It is possible to handle your accident claim on your own. However, you could miss out on the opportunity to get the compensation you deserve. You also need to ensure justice is done to those whose careless behavior caused your injuries.
A Florida boat accident lawyer can be valuable in proving your claim and seeking compensation. Tom can help you with your case in the following ways:
Guide You Through the Claims Process
The smallest mistake can derail your personal injury claim and keep you from winning your case. Our legal team can guide you through the claims process to help you avoid costly mistakes. We are happy to address your concerns, answer your questions and help you make informed decisions.
Gather Evidence of Fault and Liability
Not all boat accident cases are cut and dry. Consequently, guilty parties sometimes get off the hook simply because the victim couldn’t prove the case. Tom can gather evidence of fault and liability, such as eyewitness testimony, expert testimony, medical records, police reports and video footage.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement on Your Behalf
You never have to speak with the at-fault party or insurance company. Let our experienced legal team negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. We work with insurance companies almost daily and know how to leverage your claim properly to get the compensation you deserve.
Represent You in Court
Most personal injury claims are settled out of court. However, if the at-fault party denies wrongdoing or the insurance rejects your claim, our law firm is prepared to take your case to court. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Get a Free Case Assessment from Thomas Ueberschaer
When seeking compensation for a personal injury, it is vital to protect your rights and hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses. So, when you are ready to move forward with your boat accident claim, contact Thomas Ueberschaer. Let our law firm help you negotiate a fair settlement.
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