Boat Accident Lawyer In Detroit

If you’ve been injured in a boating accident and are looking for a lawyer to help you recover damages, you’re making a wise decision.

What Happened?

Most boating accidents — collisions between two boats or other watercraft, collisions with a fixed object (rock or dock), or grounding of the vessel — are caused by one or more of the following factors: operator inattention, careless/reckless behavior, excessive speed, alcohol/drug use, and weather hazards. Sometimes an injury is caused by hitting another boat’s wake, and whether or not the operator can be held negligent will depend on visibility, and the operator’s actions before, during, and after the accident. Sometimes the operator of the boat that created the wake can be held negligent, particularly if the accident happened in a no-wake zone.

There are all kinds of personal watercraft that ply the waters around Detroit, Grand Rapids, and throughout Michigan — like jet skis and pontoon boats — and the type of boats (or watercraft) often makes a big difference in a personal injury lawsuit.

Identifying the liable party — and then proving liability — is what the personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. do for clients every day. We are a personal injury law firm, helping individuals and families throughout the Great Lakes to receive fair and adequate compensation after an accident — whether it’s a boating accident, a car, truck or motorcycle accident, medical malpractice case, a wrongful death lawsuit, slip and fall injuries, and other injuries where we can prove that the negligence of another caused those injuries.

What Damages Can Be Recovered?

If you’ve been injured, you are facing medical costs, lost wages, and other damages associated with your injury that may be more difficult to quantify. Will you be able to return to the same job when you recover from your injuries? Will you be able to return to work at all? Are you facing permanent disability and/or disfigurement?

Cochran, Kroll & Associates can help you recover full compensation for your current and future medical expenses and lost wages — as well as your lost earning capacity if you are permanently disabled. We can also help you recover property damage (boat repairs or replacement) and other costs, including the pain and suffering that is associated with lifestyle changes that can accompany a serious injury.

Proving Negligence

Being injured on a boat does not automatically mean that someone was negligent. In legal terms, negligence is “the failure to act with reasonable care.” This means that together you must prove that someone failed to act with reasonable care.

Successful litigation requires the gathering of evidence, the development of a legal strategy, and a high level of negotiating skill — in settlement hearings, and in the courtroom.

An attorney from Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. can meet with you at a time and place that is convenient and comfortable for you — including your home or hospital room. After this free consultation, if we decide to work together, it will be on a contingency agreement. This means that we don’t get paid until you receive your settlement.

Contact us toll-free today (24 hours) at 866-466-9912 or use our convenient online contact form.

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