New Orleans Boating Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a boating crash through no fault of your own? If you’re interested in pursuing a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your injuries, get in touch with a skilled boating accident lawyer in New Orleans today.
Getting involved in a boating accident can have devastating consequences. Even though you were lucky enough to survive the wreck, you likely suffered tremendous injuries that have the potential to impact your life for years to come. On top of facing a difficult recovery, the time you’ll need to take off of work can leave you in financial ruin.
Don’t get stuck with the ever-increasing expenses that relate to the injuries you sustained in your boating crash. Reach out to an experienced New Orleans boating accident lawyer at the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher who can help you work to procure a sizable compensation award that can help ease the encumbrance of your injuries.
Liability in a Watercraft Wreck
The only way we can be successful in our pursuit of compensation in New Orleans is by clearly establishing liability on the part of the negligent party. As it pertains to boating accidents, there are a few entities that are commonly found to be culpable for accident survivors’ injuries. They include:
- The Driver – When the driver of the boat you were a passenger on, or the driver of another involved watercraft, was driving while distracted, operating the vessel while inebriated, or simply driving the boat without the necessary skills, they can be found liable for your damages because in any of the above circumstances, they should not have been operating the boat.
- Passengers – If a passenger on your boat became a distraction or began roughhousing, they were putting all of those aboard in jeopardy. Should an accident occur due to any irresponsible behavior of a passenger on your boat, they should be held accountable for their actions.
- Boat Manufacturer – Should the watercraft in question be faulty in some way, whether it be due to a problem within the engine, propellers, or some other defect, we can look to the manufacturer of the vessel for product liability.
It will be critical that we conduct a thorough investigation to determine which person or persons is responsible for causing the boat accident. If more than one of the aforementioned parties, or another entity entirely, is found to have played a part in the cause of your injuries, we will work to bring each and every party to justice.
The Damages You Can Seek after a Boat Accident
While any area of your life that has been negatively impacted by your injuries is on the table as far as compensatory damages go, we routinely seek both economic and non-economic damages such as your medical expenses in their entirety, pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of consortium, loss of household services, and the costs of repairing or replacing your boat.
There are many other losses that you might be able to claim, as well as the potential award of punitive damages that could be considered when calculating the value of your New Orleans personal injury claim. To learn more, discuss the details of your case with a dedicated attorney at the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher.
Consult with a New Orleans Boat Wreck Lawyer
Being harmed in a watercraft wreck often has devastating consequences for all those involved. When you need a dedicated legal professional on your side who will fight for your right to full requital, contact a knowledgeable New Orleans boating accident lawyer with the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher.
We offer free, no-commitment consultations for every prospective client. You can schedule yours by filling out the convenient contact form we’ve provided below or by giving our office a call at 1-800-256-5674.