If you’ve been injured in a boating accident in Michigan — and looking for an in-state attorney and law firm to handle your personal injury claim — you’ve just landed in the right place.
The fact that you were injured in a boating accident does not necessarily mean anyone was negligent. Negligence is defined as “a failure to act with reasonable care.” To win a personal injury lawsuit you, hopefully with a personal injury lawyer at your side, must prove that someone failed to act with reasonable care.
Evidence must be gathered, documents assembled, witnesses interviewed — and then all this must be presented effectively during settlement hearings and/or court proceedings.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. is a personal injury law firm that helps individuals and families to seek and receive damages for injuries received in an accident — whether it is boating accident, motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, a wrongful death lawsuit, or other accidents that result in injury — and where we can prove that the negligence of another caused the accident.
Boating accidents — collisions between two boats or other watercraft, collisions with a fixed object (rock or dock), or grounding 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 like storms and/or fog.
There are all kinds of personal watercraft that ply the Great Lakes and throughout the State of Michigan — including jet skis, pontoon boats, sailboats, and motorboats — that share these extraordinary resources with larger charter craft and commercial vessels.
Identifying the negligent party, and what actually caused the accident, is not always the same thing as identifying the liable party. In some cases, the liable party may include the boat operator, the boat owner, as well as the business responsible for boat maintenance.
If you’ve been seriously injured, you are facing medical costs, lost wages, and other damages associated with your injuries 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?
The personal injury attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. 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 the lifestyle changes associated with your injuries.
We are ready to 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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