Have you been injured in a boat accident? Your injuries may be severe, you may be out of work for an extended period of time, and your medical bills may be piling up. Contact the experienced Utah personal injury attorneys at Swenson & Shelley to protect your rights and maximize your potential compensation. Schedule a free claim evaluation today.
Injured in a Boat Accident | Compensation
Utah is a shared fault state which means you can receive compensation but if you are deemed to be 50% or more at fault, then you will be barred. If you share fault less than 50%, then your compensation will be reduced. For example, if you are awarded $10,000 for your injuries, but have 20% shared fault, your award will be reduced to $8,000 to account for your role in the accident. That is why it is so important for us to keep you from making case-ruining mistakes by talking to the insurance company.
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Injured in a Boat Accident | Common Injuries
Typically, when you are on a boat, there are not very many safety precautions. You may not be wearing a seat belt and many times people get on a boat without putting on their lifejacket. Because of the lax nature of being on a boat, the risk for more severe injuries increases. The most common boating accident injuries we see people get include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal organ injury
- Traumatic brain injury or concussion
- Cuts and lacerations
Injured in a Boat Accident | Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help
It is quite frustrating to have to deal with unexpected medical bills if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. We understand what you are going through and we have represented many other boating accident clients. It is a stressful time and we want to get rid of the added weight of a personal injury claim. Let us take over the legal aspects of your claim and allow yourself to take this time to heal and recover. You are a priority to us, and we want you to feel like one. If you want a skilled and experienced Utah boating accident attorney, please do not hesitate to call our office today to set up a free consultation.