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What damages can you claim if injured in a boating accident? 

On Behalf of | Oct 24, 2022 | Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can happen quickly and unexpectedly while having serious and life-altering injuries. 

The result can be physical, emotional, mental and financial anguish which can leave the injured party in a position where they are no longer able to work or enjoy life. This makes recovering damages very important.

Examples of recoverable damages available for boating injuries

In the circumstances, there is a range of damages available to claim against the negligent party who caused the accident. These include:

  • Payment of medical bills: Lacerations, head injuries and broken bones are common boating accident injuries. If the injury is serious and involves an operation with a hospital stay, medical bills can soon add up. There’s also the chance that physical therapy will be needed. The claimant is entitled to ask for assistance with payment.
  • Loss of wages and earnings: Both physical and mental injury or illness can leave people unable to work and in need of damages to cover the cost of living.
  • Pain and suffering: A boating accident can be traumatic, leaving people with permanent pain and suffering – such as flashbacks or nightmares. They deserve to be compensated for this and a legal expert will quantify how much should be paid in damages.
  • Life-changing injury causing permanent disability: The worst accidents can cause injuries that have a permanent effect on the mobility of the injured party. Damages are needed to provide for the individual for the rest of their life when they can no longer work.

Under Florida Law, you have a right to make a claim for injuries from a boating accident. Seeking some legal assistance early on can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve as soon as possible.