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Boston Boating Accident Lawyer

There’s nothing quite like going out on the open waters of Boston. A day in the sun with family and friends can be enjoyed by fishing, skiing, or just enjoying the clear skies and blue water. When your day is disrupted by a boating accident, the aftermath can feel quite overwhelming. Being in the middle of the water after experiencing an injury is scary enough, and then there’s the legal process of filing a claim, all while you’re injured.

Skip the frills and stress of navigating the process alone by partnering with a knowledge firm you can trust. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers has happily been a part of the Boston community for many years now and would love to offer our over 45 years of experience to your case. We know that financial compensation is sometimes the route to a brighter future, and we will fight for every penny. To see how we can best help you today, give us a call at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form.

What Types of Compensation Are You Entitled to After a Boston Boating Accident?

Experiencing a boating accident due to the reckless or negligent actions of another boat driver can leave you entitled to financial compensation. Even if you are considered partially at fault for the accident, Massachusetts’ comparative negligence law still allows you to recover compensation for your damages. As long as you are less than 50% liable for the accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Rehabilitation or physical therapy
  • Loss of wage-earning potential
  • Scarring
  • Property damage

When you file your claim with a Boston boating accident lawyer by your side, you don’t have to worry about the insurance company getting away with giving you an inadequate settlement. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in economic and non-economic damages for our clients filing personal injury claims, and we would love to do the same for you.

How Can a Lawyer Help in Your Boston Boating Accident?

Hiring an attorney after your Boston boating accident can mean an adequate settlement and a future without medical bill debt. While you focus on resting and recovering after your accident, your personal injury attorney will be able to offer you the following benefits:

Establish Liability

To receive damages, you must first prove negligence and establish liability. Your Boston boating accident attorney will demonstrate that the at-fault party owed you a standard of care while out on the water and that their breach of that care directly resulted in your injuries. Motorized vehicles on the water are still expected to adhere to rules and regulations, and speeding and driving while intoxicated are both illegal activities.

Provide Extensive Knowledge of Filing Regulations and Deadlines

When you file your claim on your own, you risk doing so incorrectly, misrepresenting yourself, having your case dismissed, or ending up with a low settlement. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are here to ensure that doesn’t happen and will guarantee everything is filed correctly and on time.

Massachusetts statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, meaning you have three years from the day of the boat accident to have your claim fully filed. The sooner you are able to be proactive and file your claim, the better. It is much easier to obtain evidence and build your case after the accident has just occurred.

Collect and Assess Evidence

One of the most important aspects of winning your case and getting an appropriate settlement for your accident is obtaining appropriate evidence. To demonstrate the at-fault party breached their owed duty of care, your Boston boating accident lawyer will use evidence. Examples of appropriate evidence for your boating accident can include:

  • Photographic evidence
  • Video footage
  • Medical reports
  • Police reports
  • BAC tests
  • Coast guard reports
  • Eyewitness testimony

If you are able to safely collect evidence after your boat injury, take photos or video footage from your phone. If you are unable to do so safely because of injury or accident, your Boston boating accident attorney will work around the clock to fill in the gaps for you, using their personal and professional connections.

Injured in a Boston Boating Accident? Consult a Dedicated Attorney Today

Help guarantee you get the compensation you need to start fresh by scheduling an appointment with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers today. Our people-first approach to personal injury claims means you have a dedicated Boston boating accident lawyer like Super Lawyers’ Rising Star Erin E. McHugh by your side throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the final settlement.

We will fight diligently to see you get the justice, financial compensation, and peace of mind you need after your Boston boating accident. See how we can best help your case today by calling our office at 617-391-9001 or filling out our contact form.

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